Tom Ronstadt (John Simm) is a successful London journalist who, with his career and life falling apart, returns to his home town in Lancashire for the first time in 18 years. He finds his father Sam (Jim Broadbent), who Tom idolised as a child, in the grip of Alzheimer's - a once formidable man now being cared for by his sister Nancy (Olivia Colman). Over the three episodes Tom unravels the mystery linked to his childhood that drove him away all those years ago. As his frustrations grow with his father's failure to remember the past, he persists unaware that he is unearthing a devastating crime that will reveal secrets he could never have imagined.
Simm, Broadbent and Colman. I have the highest regard for their acting and was looking forward to a work of drama showing off the best of British. I was not disappointed and was moved by some fine performances. The plot is a bit straightforward and the directing is average. I was distinctly underwhelmed by the photography. Maybe they ran out of money having hired the best of our acting talent.