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MI6, aka SIS (Secret Intelligence Service), was a branch of the British government concerned with foreign intelligence. Like its domestic counterpart MI5, it was sometimes simply called the Secret Service. Kim Philby explained to the Eighth Doctor that despite the fact the two organisations were theoretically working on the same side in two separate spheres, MI6 and MI5 frequently clashed. (PROSE: Endgame) On another occasion, the Doctor told Leighton Woodrow he had believed that MI6 had no jurisdiction within Britain's borders, a belief that Woodrow found refreshingly naive. (COMIC: The Fallen)

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In 1963, an MI6 agent called Barker secretly worked with Russian spies, in particular a man who went by the alias of Miles Barrington Smythe. On 23 November, Miles left secret documents for Barker which instructed him to use his government employee card to access information in William Pike's cab before being arrested by the Police. Barker questioned Bill Pike, who was also arrested, although he was interrupted by K9 Mark 2, Jorjie Turner and Starkey. K9 was able to prove Bill's innocence by scanning the document and finding the instructions involving the use of a government employee card, Bill was let free as he wasn't a government agent. K9 almost exposed Barker although the document self-destructed before he could find his name. Barker and Miles later met up where Barker gave him a spare copy of the document. (TV: The Cambridge Spy)

In the 1970s, the Secret Intelligence Service was one of the agencies which had its funding reduced by the British government. (PROSE: Where the Heart Is)

In the early 21st century, MI6 sponsored a genetics lab in which Grace Holloway worked on creating a human-Time Lord hybrid capable of regeneration. (COMIC: The Fallen)

In 2005, (COMIC: Hunters of the Burning Stone) under Director Leighton Woodrow, MI6 became aware of an alien incursion in London, but deliberately did not mention it to UNIT and tried to handle the situation themselves; this inadvertently led to the agency being massacred by Cybermen and an unprepared Earth being assaulted. (COMIC: The Flood)

Right after this incident it was decided that MI6 needed to expand their borders to outer space using the alien technology, using the codename Wonderland. They used the Eleventh Doctor's sonic screwdriver to adapt the Cyber-Technology and retrieved an Amaranian Star-hopper to be their ship. (COMIC: Hunters of the Burning Stone)


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