In the fall, Masterpiece Contemporary showcases dramas set in modern times, hosted this season by David Tennant.
The Song of Lunch (#4129H) Duration: 56:16 STEREO TVPG-S
Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson star in a dramatization of Christopher Reid's narrative poem, telling the story of a book editor who, 15 years after their break-up, meets his former love for a nostalgic lunch at the Soho restaurant they used to frequent. As the wine flows, the couple rakes over their failed relationship.
Worricker: Page Eight (#4128H) Duration: 1:47:51 STEREO TVPG
David Hare's first original screenplay in 20 years is a contemporary spy thriller starring Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Judy Davis, Michael Gambon and Ralph Fiennes.
Worricker: Turks & Caicos (#4439H) Duration: 1:56:46 STEREO TVPG
Bill Nighy reprises his role as MI5 spy Johnny Worricker in a follow-up to the acclaimed "Page Eight." Written and directed by David Hare, the top-tier cast includes Christopher Walken, Winona Ryder, Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes. Worricker has just left his job at MI5. He escapes to the distant islands of Turks & Caicos, where an order from the CIA unexpectedly puts him back to work.