The Worricker Trilogy (Page Eight / Turks & Caicos / Salting the Battlefield) DVD

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WorrickerSince September 2011 the public every day reads of encroachments on their liberty which are justified in the name of security. David Hare's trilogy ripped from the headlines focuses on the internal divisions and arguments which have been raging inside an increasingly controversial intelligence community. Page EightJohnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron (Michael Gambon) dies suddenly leaving behind a contentious file whose explosive contents threaten the stability of the organisation. Meanwhile... a seemingly chance encounter with Johnny's striking next-door neighbour and political activist Nancy Pierpan (Rachel Weisz) seems too good to be true. Johnny is forced to walk out of his job and then out of his identity to find the truth. Turks and CaicosJohnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is hiding out from his work at MI5 on the tax-exile island paradise Turks and Caicos. Trouble comes knocking when an encounter with a CIA agent (Christopher Walken) forces him into the company of some dubious American businessmen. Claiming to be on the islands for a conference on the global financial crisis Worricker soon learns their shady activities extend far beyond luxury hotels.When one of them turns up dead it's their financial PR (Winona Ryder) who seems to know more than she's letting on. But will she help Johnny come to an understanding of what these men do and why they're here? As evidence linking them to Prime Minister Alec Beasley comes to light Worricker must act quickly if he is to survive. Salting the BattlefieldJohnny Worricker and Margot Tyrrell are now on the run together across Europe going from town to town in Germany. But Worricker knows his only chance of resolving his problems is to return home and confront his nemesis - the prime minister Alec Beasley. To do this he's going to have to bring to light some unsavoury facts about the prime minister's financial and business arrangements. But Worricker is haunted by the suspicion that he's not the only person out to undermine the prime minister. Special Features: Page Eight: Interviews with Cast and Crew Turks and Caicos: Making of Salting The Battlefield: Moving On making of [show more]

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Released
21 April 2014
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Universal Pictures UK 
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play.   Since September 2001, the public every day reads of encroachments on their liberty which are justified in the name of security. David Hare's trilogy, ripped from the headlines, focuses on the internal divisions and arguments which have been raging inside an increasingly controversial intelligence community. Page Eight Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron (Michael Gambon) dies suddenly, leaving behind a contentious file whose explosive contents threaten the stability of the organisation. Meanwhile, a seemingly chance encounter with Johnny's striking next-door neighbour and political activist Nancy Pierpan (Rachel Weisz) seems too good to be true. Johnny is forced to walk out of his job, and then out of his identity to find the truth. Turks & Caicos Johnny Worricker is hiding out from his work at MI5 on the tax-exile island paradise Turks & Caicos. Trouble comes knocking when an encounter with a CIA agent (Christopher Walken) forces him into the company of some dubious American businessmen. Claiming to be on the islands for a conference on the global financial crisis, Worricker soon learns their shady activities extend far beyond luxury hotels. When one of them turns up dead, it's their financial PR (Winona Ryder) who seems to know more than she’s letting on. But will she help Johnny come to an understanding of what these men do and why they’re here? As evidence linking them to Prime Minister Alec Beasley comes to light, Worricker must act quickly if he is to survive. Salting the Battlefield Johnny Worricker and Margot Tyrrell are now on the run together across Europe, going from town to town in Germany. But Worricker knows his only chance of resolving his problems is to return home and confront his nemesis - the prime minister, Alec Beasley. To do this, he’s going to have to bring to light some unsavoury facts about the prime minister’s financial and business arrangements. But Worricker is haunted by the suspicion that he’s not the only person out to undermine the prime minister.  

Collection of three made-for-TV intelligence thrillers starring Bill Nighy. In 'Page Eight' (2011), long-serving MI5 officer Johnny Worricker (Nighy)'s life is thrown into turmoil when his friend and superior, Benedict Baron (Michael Gambon), dies in mysterious circumstances. As well as dealing with the emotional impact of the loss of his friend, Johnny must work out what to do with a top secret file Benedict has bequeathed him - a file with the potential to rock the very heart of MI5. In 'Turks and Caicos' (2014), Worricker quits his job at MI5 and travels to the Turks and Caicos Islands to put his work behind him. However, an encounter with a CIA agent soon puts him back on the case when he is asked to uncover the real motives of a group of American businessmen who have appeared on the island to attend a conference on the world financial crisis. The supporting cast includes Helena Bonham Carter as Worricker's former girlfriend Margot Tyrell and Ralph Fiennes as British Prime Minister Alec Beasley. 'Salting the Battlefield' (2014), sees Worricker and Margot on the run in Europe from MI5, but the added pressures of avoiding capture prove too heavy for either of them to maintain. In an attempt to resolve the situation, Worricker returns to Britain to confront Prime Minister Beasley, but both sides have grievances to air. Can they come to a mutually beneficial agreement and move on?

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