A psychological thriller, telling an intimate story of prodigal redemption.
With his career and life in ruins, Tom Ronstadt (John Simm) decides to return to his hometown in Lancashire for the first time in 18 years. He finds his father Sam (Jim Broadbent), who Tom idolised as a child, now in the grip of Alzheimers a once formidable man now being cared for by Tom's younger sister, Nancy (Olivia Colman).
Tom begins to unravel the mystery from his childhood that drove him away all those years ago. In trying to encourage his father to remember the past, Tom becomes increasingly frustrated with Sam's inability to remember. Nevertheless, he persists, unaware that he is about to unearth a devastating crime, revealing secrets he could never have imagined.
Created by Paul Abbott, written by Danny Brocklehurst, Exile is directed by John Alexander (Small Island, Sense & Sensibility), produced by Karen Lewis, (Unforgiven, The Chatterley Affair) and executive produced by Nicola Shindler and Paul Abbott.
The BBC executive producer is Sarah Brandist and Exile was commissioned by Ben Stephenson, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning.
- John Simm, Jim Broadbent, Olivia Colman, Shaun Dooley, Timothy West, Claire Goose
- Written by:
- Danny Brocklehurst
- Series size:
- 3 x 60
- John Alexander