It nice to see that the old media such as the Sunday Telegraph - Want to be a spy? Six-footers need not apply have finally got around to noticing the height restrictions for the new applicants for jobs at the Security Service MI5 as surveillance officers.
"able to blend into the background. We are looking for average height, build, appearance etc. Applicants therefore would ideally be no taller than 1.80m (5'11") for men and 1.73m (5'8") for women"
We reported on this detail on February 21st 2004.