Page Eight (BBC-2 2011, Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz)
Spy drama Page Eight is set in London and Cambridge and sees Johnny Worricker, a long-serving MI5 officer investigating when his boss dies suddenly. When Benedict Baron dies he leaves behind him an inexplicable file which threatens the stability of the entire MI5 organisation. Meanwhile, a seemingly chance encounter with Johnny’s striking next-door neighbour and political activist Nancy Pierpan seems too good to be true. Johnny is forced to walk out of his job, and then out of his identity to find out the truth.
Bill Nighy in a David Hare production is surely the definition of the perfect match, besides Nighy the rest of the cast is fantastic too, wonderfully high profile with the likes of Rafe Fiennes, Judy Davis, Michael Gambon and Rachel Weisz.
Broadcast 28 August 2011.