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Turks & Caicos (2014)

Worricker is a retired spy living in the Caribbean. He realizes he is in trouble when four "businessmen" show up. They look like mob bosses, but one actually works for the CIA. He gets help from two former MI5 colleagues back in London.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Melanie Fall
... Curtis Pelissier
... Johnny Worricker
Hansel Piper ... Aldous Helier
... Gary Bethwaite
... Frank Church
... Dido Parsons
Julie Hewlett ... Natalie Helier
... Margot Tyrrell
... Stirling Rogers
Sally Greenwood ... Singer
... Rollo Maverley
... Jim Carroll
... Colin Maitlis
... Clare Clovis


Johnny Worricker is hiding out from his work at MI5 on the tax-exile islands, Turks & Caicos. But an encounter with a CIA agent forces him into the company of some ambiguous American businessmen who claim to be on the islands for a conference on the global financial crisis. When one of them falls in the sea, then it's their financial PR 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? Written by DemonMeister

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island | cia | mi5 | escrow | account | See All (37) »


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Release Date:

9 November 2014 (USA)  »

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Turks and Caicos  »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The name given by Johnny Worricker for his imaginary father, 'Clifford', is the real name of the father of the film's writer, David Hare. See more »


About 45:00, Bill Nighy's sunglasses disappear between shots while he's sitting at a table with Winona Ryder. See more »


[first lines]
Curtis Pelissier: OK, here we are.
Melanie Fall: Well, what a great evening. Thank you.
Curtis Pelissier: If you want, I could come in, pour you a drink.
Melanie Fall: Tell you the problem, I'm not thirsty. But I had a great time. Thank you.
Curtis Pelissier: Good night.
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Followed by Salting the Battlefield (2014) See more »


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5 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

I had not seen the original Worricker film 'Page Eight' but having enjoyed Bill Nighy's work in other things I decided to give this a go.

As a well crafted piece of television drama this is as good as it gets. From the tight script to the almost dream cast you don't see everyday in television drama's this is quality in amongst a schedule full of rubbish. It's a crying shame this got buried on a Thursday night on BBC 2.

Nighy as ever is brilliant. If you thought you'd seen every sort of spy then watch this because Nighy is so at ease in this role.

The only negative point is that if you want a big explosion heavy spy thriller then look somewhere else because this is not that. Here people talk about the state of the world, go for walks, talk a bit and then talk some more. The action is minimal.

I admire many aspects of this drama but I feel that 90 minutes of build up to a very small amount of action unfufilling. I enjoyed the follow up 'Salting The Battlefield' far more.

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