Contemporary

Masterpiece contemporary showcases dramas set in modern times.

Highlights from MASTERPIECE CONTEMPORARY

  • BILL NIGHY RETURNS AS JOHNNY WORRICKER IN TURKS & CAICOS
    Bill Nighy reprises his role as MI5 spy Johnny Worricker in a follow-up to the acclaimed Page Eight. Worricker, who has just left his job at MI5, escapes to the distant islands of Turks & Caicos, where an order from the CIA puts him back to work. The top-tier cast also includes Christopher Walken, Winona Ryder, Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes. Turks & Caicos airs Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, 9pm ET.

  • WORRICKER: SALTING THE BATTLEFIELD AIRS NOV. 16, 2014
    Bill Nighy reprises his role as MI5 spy Johnny Worricker in a follow-up to the acclaimed Page Eight. Worricker, who has just left his job at MI5, escapes to the distant islands of Turks & Caicos, where an order from the CIA puts him back to work. The top-tier cast also includes Christopher Walken, Winona Ryder, Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes. Turks & Caicos airs Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, 9pm ET.

Select Programs Previously Seen on MASTERPIECE CONTEMPORARY

  • Page Eight
    Accompany an aging spy who stumbles on an international scandal that could bring down the British government. Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz star. Written and directed by David Hare.

  • The Song of Lunch
    Eavesdrop on two ex-lovers who meet for lunch at their favorite haunt from years before. Will sparks reignite? Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman star.

  • Framed
    Based on the book by Frank Cottrell Boyce, Framed stars Trevor Eve (David Copperfield) and Eve Myles (Little Dorrit) in this gentle comedy about the curious encounters between eccentric Welsh villagers and an urbane, lovelorn art curator.

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