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The Commuter 

Ed Jacobson (Timothy Spall), a train station employee, is alarmed to discover that a number of commuters are taking the train to a town that shouldn't exist. When he investigates for ... See full summary »

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Sam
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Bob Paine
Rebecca Manley ...
Mary
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Linda
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Martine Jenkins
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Waitress
Nicole Agada ...
Woman with pushchair
Ann Akin ...
Dr. Simpson
Rebecca Birch ...
Engaged Woman
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Tall Man in Light Coat
Lauren Carse ...
Police Officer
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Young Sam
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Busy Man
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Helpful Pakistani Man
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Ed Jacobson (Timothy Spall), a train station employee, is alarmed to discover that a number of commuters are taking the train to a town that shouldn't exist. When he investigates for himself, he comes face to face with an alternate reality that forces him to confront his own struggles around his relationship with his wife Mary (Rebecca Manley) and his very troubled son Sam (Anthony Boyle). Written by Channel 4

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"Macon Heights" (the fictitious location in the story) is an anagram of "Ghost Machine". See more »

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Written by Harry David Gregson-Williams
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Unusual and interesting
2 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

The late Philip K Dick seems to be everywhere at the moment, and this series is based on his short stories. Last night's episode was unusual (or should I say quite usual for this strange series!), with an as-expected high-quality performance from Timothy Spall and an interesting role for Tuppence Middleton. I do enjoy a parable-type tale, and this one benefited greatly from the scenes in Poundbury, Dorset, which gave it an ethereal quality, and made me want to visit the location for myself. I expect it's very much a subjective like / dislike - I thought it was well worth watching but would have improved with a little more time spent on adding some extra detail.


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