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Alan and Tricia Hamilton are very happy. He's the head of a building firm and on top of his game. She's a part-time beautician and mother to their two sons. One day their perfect, if ... See full summary »

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Andy De Emmony

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Tony Marchant
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Tennant ... Alan Hamilton
Sarah Parish ... Tricia Hamilton
Harry Treadaway ... Dean Hamilton
Jacob Theato Jacob Theato ... Joel Hamilton
Jay Simpson ... Johnathan
Jo McInnes Jo McInnes ... Gwen
Jim Carter ... Mr. Lockwood
Ron Donachie ... Len Hamilton
Anne Kidd Anne Kidd ... Shirley Hamilton
Jo Hartley ... Vicky Nathan
Charlotte Palmer Charlotte Palmer ... WPC
Sarah Paul ... OT
Andrew Wisher Andrew Wisher ... Neighbour 1 (as Andy Wisher)
Sue Elliott-Nichols ... Neighbour 2 (as Sue Elliott-Nicholls)
Glen Davies Glen Davies ... Headway Volunteer
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Alan and Tricia Hamilton are very happy. He's the head of a building firm and on top of his game. She's a part-time beautician and mother to their two sons. One day their perfect, if unremarkable, life is torn apart when a last-minute decision to pop out for a quick drink with a colleague sees Alan step out in front of a passing car. The resulting accident leaves him in a deep coma but with remarkably few physical injuries. Desperately worried about him, Tricia is delighted when he comes round - only to discover that the man she loved has disappeared. His behaviour's changed, he's lost all of his inhibitions and he veers from angry and frustrated to vulnerable and childlike. Simple tasks like making toast and getting dressed are beyond him, he's unable to hold down the job he loves and he plays and laughs with his sons as if he's a child. Alan's behaviour puts his relationship with Tricia under intolerable pressure. She longs to find the husband she loves in there somewhere - but ... Written by Anonymous

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 2007 (UK) See more »

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David Tennant and Sarah Parish have worked together before. They both starred in the musical mini-series "Blackpool", and Sarah Parish played the Empress of the Racnoss in "Doctor Who" with David Tennant as the Doctor. See more »

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Alan Hamilton: [to his son before he leaves for university] Long-term memory, okay? When you were three you had this, um, big... juicy fruit... orange, orange car that you sat in and you pushed with your feet. Only, you never did it yourself, 'cause you always got me to push you everywhere. And Mum used to get upset with you for being lazy, but I could make you go fast, I could give you a nice ride. Thing is, right, now, I know I can't do anything for you that's even that simple anymore. And half the time I'm ...
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amazing piece of drama
5 March 2007 | by pmoseSee all my reviews

I'm so glad I taped this film when it came on BBC last month! It blew my mind, so gut wrenching and real. David Tennant is absolutely fabulous in this, even though his character isn't always that easy to like or identify with. The final scene where he plays the song just broke my heart, those eyes....

I'm guessing that he made this film in between the Dr. Who series, and that makes it even more of an achievement for me. I just love Dr. Who and yet I saw absolutely nothing of him in Mr. Tennants portrayal of this man who knows that he has changed and struggles to create some sort of new identity and life.

great little intense drama!


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