espionage

The Real Sherlock Holmes

 

Sherlock Holmes has been described as “the greatest detective who never lived.” How has this ever-popular detective influenced modern-day crime-solving, espionage and even space travel? The film reveals the hidden side of Holmes’ legacy through interviews, reconstructions and memorable clips from popular Sherlock productions.

 

Secrets of Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Secrets of Her Majesty’s Service

 

Air date: Sun., Aug. 30, 7:00 pm

 

Her Majesty’s Secret Service, or MI6 as it is known, is the world’s most legendary spy agency, thanks to the James Bond stories. Set up in 1909 as the Secret Service Bureau, the existence of MI6 was not formally acknowledged until 1994 – which goes a long way toward understanding the modus operandi of this government agency. With unprecedented access to some of the key players in British espionage, this film lifts the veil on the shadowy world of spying, going back in time and behind the scenes to look at some the world’s most calculated and delicately executed operations.

 

MASTERPIECE CONTEMPORARY
Worricker: Salting the Battlefield

 

Bill Nighy reprises his Golden Globe–nominated role as master spy Johnny Worricker in two new thrillers.

 

Salting the Battlefield
The Worricker trilogy concludes with Johnny (Bill Nighy) and Margot (Helena Bonham Carter) managing to stay ahead of an international dragnet all across Europe. British Prime Minister Alec Beasley (Ralph Fiennes) and old MI5 colleague Jill Tankard (Judy Davis) desperately want Johnny back – but for different reasons. Who will win this frenzied game of spy versus spy?