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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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Tom Harper

Writers:

Philip K. Dick (based on the short stories by), Jack Thorne
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Spall ... Ed Jacobson
Anthony Boyle ... Sam
Rudi Dharmalingam ... Bob Paine
Rebecca Manley Rebecca Manley ... Mary
Tuppence Middleton ... Linda
Anne Reid ... Martine Jenkins
Hayley Squires ... Waitress
Nicole Agada Nicole Agada ... Woman with Pushchair
Ann Akin ... Dr. Simpson
Rebecca Birch Rebecca Birch ... Engaged Woman
Tom Brooke ... Tall Man in Light Coat
Lauren Carse Lauren Carse ... Police Officer
Brodie Jouxson ... Young Sam
Matthew Jure ... Busy Man
Naveed Khan ... 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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Sci-Fi

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12 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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First broadcast 9pm-10:05pm on Channel 4 in the UK on Sunday, 1st October 2017, the number of viewers increased to 1,500,000 ranking The Commuter as the 13th most watched programme on the channel for the period 25th September 2017 - 1st October 2017. See more »

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Unusual and interesting
2 October 2017 | by simon-hunt-284-267592See 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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