Written and directed by David Hare for the BBC, this tense made for television political drama sees Bill Nighy play Johnny Worricker, a long serving Mi5 officer who comes into possession of a report which has potentially damaging information about the actions of the Prime Minister Alec Beasley (Ralph Fiennes).
Alongside this, a connected drama unfolds as Worricker befriends his mysterious, attractive and politically active neighbour Nancy Pierpan (Rachel Weisz). Pretty soon the tension mounts, allegiances are frayed and Worricker and Pierpan find themselves on the run.
Solidly made, Page Eight is the first in a trilogy of films following the Worricker character with most of the cast returning for the two subsequent films, expected to be released this year.
Fans of British political and espionage drama will find much to enjoy in this tightly made and well acted film.