BBC Two orders ‘Page Eight’ sequels

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Directed and written by Hare, Turks and Caicos and Salting the Battlefield will follow 2011’s Emmy-winning Page Eight, which starred Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes and Michael Gambon.

The official synopsis for Turks and Caicos reads: “Johnny Worricker has walked out of his job at M15, going to the airport apparently to choose his destination at random. But his presence on the obscure islands of Turks and Caicos brings him a new problem: he is being forced by the CIA to deal with a group of ambiguous Americans who are on the islands for high-level conference on the world financial crisis. At the same time, an old girl-friend, Alison Tyrrell, is being asked to betray her boss in London in order to establish an illicit connection between the prime minister and dark goings-on in the war on terror.”

The official synopsis for the final part of the trilogy, Salting the Battlefield, reads: “Johnny Worricker and Alison Tyrrell are on the run across Europe, with M15 hard on their heels. But life in exile is proving much harder than either of them expected. Worricker knows that his only chance of resolving both his personal and his professional lives is if he returns home to confront the powerful prime minister, Alec Beasley. In a duel of wits between the two men, there will be only one winner.”

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