A photograph taken in 1971 sets two people on the path to uncovering the truth about their parents and themselves.
Hong Kong, August 2017. On the eve of a crisis summit for world economic leaders, two Chinese Methodist ministers are killed in an apparently motiveless execution in Hong Kong’s financial district. Luck makes Detective Alex Soong one of the first officers at the scene. Yet Soong begins to suspect his involvement to be more than incidental, and the crime itself more than a senseless assassination: an instinct that is proven correct when Soong is contacted by a mysterious figure, and more massacres follow.
Higher: Episode 1: The Price of Partnership by Joyce Bryant.Teaching has become a dirty word at Hayborough University and when a new Dean of Research Development comes on board she urges partnerships abroad. So an international research centre for Pier and Wharf ethics is mooted. The only problem is the person sent to set it up - academic snob and sociopath, Professor David Poll. Everything seems to be going smoothly for the university until they realise the student they have recently expelled just happens to be the President of Epithea's son. Episode 2: Restructure by Joyce Bryant. The Vice Chancellor wants to restructure three departments into two, so one of the Deans is for the chop. Jim Blunt is determined it is not going to be him. But he hasn't reckoned on the Dean of Arts, baby faced killer Roland Keith Chubb. Meanwhile in Epithea David is preparing to launch his Centre for Pier and Wharf ethics. But the President keeps on mentioning 'Baksheesh'. Starring Sophie Thompson, Jeremy Swift and Jonathan Keeble.
In the world of work, there is one place where seniority means nothing, where shoptalk is banned, and where the persecuted minority gather regularly to discuss every subject under the sun: the smoking room.