You say Spooks is cut? DVDs too? I haven't rented any recently, but the first five or so seasons seemed complete to me. Usually BBC series DVDs are direct ports of the UK DVD release, so there wouldn't be any cuts. (Except Top Gear which has nearly all of the excellent music changed and perhaps some UK-centric content or guest stars removed.) That said, I've seen a lot of DVDs of old Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! episodes that looked to be taken directly from PBS's broadcast master, complete with Diana Rigg introduction and donor acknowledgements.