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After Thomas (2006)

A true story about a couple's struggles to meet the challenges of their son's autism.


Simon Shore


Lindsey Hill

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Keeley Hawes ... Nicola Graham
Ben Miles ... Rob Graham
Sheila Hancock ... Granny Pat
Andrew Byrne Andrew Byrne ... Kyle Graham
Lorraine Pilkington Lorraine Pilkington ... Rachel
Duncan Preston Duncan Preston ... Grandpa Jim
Clive Mantle ... John Havers
Noma Dumezweni ... Paula Murray
Kate Fleetwood ... Kate
Chris Larkin ... Phil
Harry Gostelow Harry Gostelow ... Vicar
Gill Hutley Gill Hutley ... School Teacher
Susan Porrett Susan Porrett ... Chris
Veronica Roberts Veronica Roberts ... Nurse
Katy Maw Katy Maw ... Snooty Woman (as Kathryn Tennant Maw)


A true story about a couple's struggles to meet the challenges of their son's autism.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A true story about an extraordinary friendship


Biography | Drama

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Release Date:

26 December 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dupa Thomas See more »

Filming Locations:

Broadstairs, Kent, England, UK

Company Credits

Production Co:

BBC America,Hartswood Films See more »
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Based on a true story. See more »


Granny Pat: You'd think he would be hungry by now
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References Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984) See more »

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3 January 2007 | by linda_pmcSee all my reviews

As a mum of two sons with autism, I think this excellent drama will go a long way to raising awareness. It's the most accurate portrayal I've seen of the reality of autism. The lives of the child with autism and their parents revolve around their heightened sensitivity, unrelenting fears and extreme reaction to sight, sound and touch. It was moving too that the drama acknowledged the enormous strain it places on relationships, because our whole time is devoted to caring and helping to expand their knowledge and vocabulary. It was handled sensitively, without being overly melodramatic or intense, and for all the painful moments there were some lovely uplifting ones too. I felt the writers had shown integrity with the script and really taken time to get it right. I hope it will be shown again and even win some awards.

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