As Britain slowly turns into a dictatorship throughout the years, the lives of a typical busy family from Manchester converge on one crucial night in 2019.
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Series cast summary:
Rory Kinnear ...  Stephen Lyons 6 episodes, 2019
T'Nia Miller ...  Celeste Bisme-Lyons 6 episodes, 2019
Anne Reid ...  Muriel Deacon 6 episodes, 2019
Ruth Madeley ...  Rosie Lyons 6 episodes, 2019
Jessica Hynes ...  Edith Lyons 6 episodes, 2019
Emma Thompson ...  Vivienne Rook 6 episodes, 2019
Glen McCready Glen McCready ...  Signor 6 episodes, 2019
Jade Alleyne ...  Ruby Bisme-Lyons 6 episodes, 2019
Lydia West ...  Bethany Bisme-Lyons 6 episodes, 2019
Maxim Baldry ...  Viktor Goraya 6 episodes, 2019
Julia Sandiford Julia Sandiford ...  Media 24 Newsreader 6 episodes, 2019
Sharon Duncan-Brewster ...  Fran Baxter 6 episodes, 2019
Mary Nightingale ...  Mary Nightingale 5 episodes, 2019
Russell Tovey ...  Daniel Lyons 4 episodes, 2019
Simon McCoy Simon McCoy ...  Simon McCoy 4 episodes, 2019
Reeta Chakrabarti Reeta Chakrabarti ...  Reeta Chakrabarti 4 episodes, 2019
Callum Woolford Callum Woolford ...  Lee Lyons 4 episodes, 2019
Aaron Ansari Aaron Ansari ...  Lincoln Lyons 4 episodes, 2019
Julie Peasgood ...  Julie Peasgood 4 episodes, 2019
Andrew Joshi ...  Point 5 Newsreader 4 episodes, 2019
Rachel Logan ...  Elaine Parris 4 episodes, 2019
Dino Fetscher ...  Ralph Cousins 3 episodes, 2019
Lee Comley Lee Comley ...  Network 85 Newsreader 3 episodes, 2019
Zita Sattar ...  Yvonne Bukhari 3 episodes, 2019
George Bukhari ...  Jonjo Aleef 3 episodes, 2019
Alexander Armstrong ...  Alexander Armstrong 2 episodes, 2019
Shaun McGowan Shaun McGowan ...  Archie Goolding 2 episodes, 2019
Jack Kane ...  Clyde 2 episodes, 2019
Aqib Khan ...  Vijay Babu 2 episodes, 2019
Eamonn Riley Eamonn Riley ...  Returning Officer 2 episodes, 2019
Heather Dutton Heather Dutton ...  Lesley 2 episodes, 2019
Elly Condron Elly Condron ...  Reporter 2 episodes, 2019
Ross Grant ...  Billy Fitz 2 episodes, 2019
Aiden Li Aiden Li ...  Lincoln Lyons 2 episodes, 2019
Adam Little Adam Little ...  Lee Lyons 2 episodes, 2019
Peter McPherson ...  Stooge 2 episodes, 2019
Kieran O'Brien ...  Woody 2 episodes, 2019


This audacious drama follows an ordinary Manchester family and catapults them through the next 15 years. As the Britain of this imaginary drama is rocked by political, economic and technological advances, the family experiences everything hoped for in the future, and everything that is feared.

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I like it, however, it was blocked in my country.
14 June 2019 | by hhlovemusicSee all my reviews

China blocked the show after the second episode because it was suspected of attacking Chinese leaders. In fact, I don't think he will really become a life leader. Because that is really against the education we receive. And historical trends. In 2022, we will see what happens. I hope that this world will develop in a good direction. I hope that the world will still be full of justice and fairness. I hope that the world will be a whole, not more and more fragmented. Recently, the US trade war behavior has made me very disappointed with the United States because they do not seem to want to promote free trade. In China, I feel more and more control, and the whole society is tightening. Because of the increasingly tense situation between China and the United States. In fact, the China-US conflict at the beginning of the film is very similar to reality. I can hardly distinguish between reality and illusion. This makes me very scared and deeply feels that politics is really about everyone's life. The world seems to be moving in a bad direction. I hope that we can all be tolerant, have more understanding and reason, and not be incited and misled. I hope that all this will not happen as the drama.

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24 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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Manchester, England, UK

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