Sunday, November 6 at 9:00 p.m.
Bill Nighy (Pirates of the Carribean) plays crusty but canny intelligence analyst Johnny Worricker, who works for MI5, the British internal security and counter-espionage service. On arriving home one evening, he chances across his beautiful next-door neighbor, Nancy Pierpan (Weisz). The two haven’t met, and she asks him into her flat to chase off a persistent young suitor named Ralph (Tom Hughes), which Johnny gallantly does. Nancy is friendly. Johnny is
suspicious. They hit it off. So begins a spellbinding tale that is part LeCarré, part Hitchcock. Johnny’s boss, mentor, and best friend is Benedict “Ben” Baron (Gambon).
Sunday, November, 13 at 9:00 p.m.
The Song of Lunch
What could possibly go wrong when two ex-lovers meet for lunch at their favorite haunt from years before? Lots. Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility) and Alan Rickman (Harry Potter) take that risk in this funny, bittersweet drama. Recalling their role as a beleaguered married couple in the 2003 romantic comedy Love Actually, Thompson and Rickman return as star-crossed lovers, this time with a backstory of heartbreak and recriminations—at least for one of them.
Sunday, November, 27 at 9:00 p.m.
A forlorn art curator tries to hide the entire collection of London’s National Gallery near an eccentric, inquisitive Welsh village, on Framed, adapted by Frank Cottrell Boyce from his best-selling children’s novel about art, love, life, and Ninja Turtles. Framed stars Trevor Eve (Heat of the Sun, The Politician’s Wife) as Quentin Lester, the man in charge of moving the National Gallery’s holdings to Manod and keeping it secret. Eve Myles (Little Dorrit, Torchwood) costars as vivacious local teacher Angharad Stannard, whose students solve the mystery in no time.
Quentin’s initial suspicion of Angharad soon melts, but it takes all her skill to reform his peculiar view of art.