Ex-footballer Flynn (Robson Green) is thrown together with his estranged wife Alison when their mentally handicapped son goes AWOL from his training centre home. As roguish Flynn and ... See full summary »

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Michael Flynn
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Julie Flynn
Raymond Pickard ...
Danny Flynn
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Mavis McKendrick
Sarah Beard ...
Student Nurse
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Reception Nurse (as Liz Hume-Dawson)
Ben Frain ...
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Dinah Stabb ...
Helen Marten
Anna Marie Heslop ...
Jackie
Roger Evans ...
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Steven Elliot ...
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Bethan Williams ...
Sian
Ffion Rowlands ...
Becky
Helen Griffin ...
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Charlie Watts ...
Brian
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Ex-footballer Flynn (Robson Green) is thrown together with his estranged wife Alison when their mentally handicapped son goes AWOL from his training centre home. As roguish Flynn and long-suffering Alison chase the missing boy around the wild Welsh countryside, years of repressed hostility are exorcised in the heat of the their self-imposed rescue mission. The couple trace their marital breakdown back to the trauma of their son's affliction. Vigorous sparring gradually blossoms into a rediscovery of mutual attraction, and years of antagonism dissolve to reveal the fragile possibility of true love. Meanwhile the missing boy discovers a strange and exciting new world outside his training centre home. He's determined to prove to his antagonistic father that he deserves a life in the real world rather than being locked in an institution on his 18th birthday. His plan? To surprise dad by making his own way to London. His problem? Things just don't go as planned. But his ambition is ... Written by Anonymous

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11 April 1999 (UK)  »

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Desbravando o Mundo  »

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Award-winning children's author and comedy writer Adam Perrott was an extra in this TV show. See more »

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28 April 2002 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

The plot summary above is a spoiler giving away the entire story of `Rhinoceros' from beginning to end. Although it has to be said that like the creature of the title (described several times as ‘thick skin, small brain') you don't need to have any great nous to see the conclusion of this one coming a mile off.

I have enjoyed both these leading actors on TV before but while Niamh Cusack is as attractive and delightful as always Robson Green has gone back to his bag of tricks & tics from `Soldier, Soldier' rather than showing us the more expansive character of, say, `Reckless'

The Welsh scenery is beautiful and most beguilingly photographed but I'm afraid `Rhinoceros' is too predictable and uninvolving to be worth the investment of time.


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