Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron (Sir Michael Gambon) dies suddenly, leaving behind him an inexplicable file, threatening the stability of the organization. Meanwhile, a seemingly chance encounter with Johnny's striking next-door neighbor 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 out the truth. Set in London and Cambridge, this is a contemporary spy movie for the BBC, which addresses intelligence issues and moral dilemmas particular to the new century.
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Television ratings: On its British premiere on television on BBC2, on August 28, 2011, it managed an impressive 3.56 million (15.7 percent) of audience between 9 p.m. and 10.45 p.m. See more
In one scene we witness a lock being manipulated by a pick set, ostensibly to gain entry to a property. However, the pick and lever are only momentarily wiggled around in the lock before the door gives way. Many productions make the same mistake, the pick only bypasses the pins in the lock, however the cylinder still needs to be rotated as it would be with a key in order to actuate the lock. See more
This is a small painting you might like. It's by the same artist but not as good.
I couldn't possibly take it.
You can take it. You're going to live a long time and be an old woman and this way you'll always have something decent on your wall.
Fine and Mellow
written by Billie Holiday
Used by kind permission of Carlin Music Corp
Performance of Billie Holiday
used with permission as presented See more