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Exile (2011)

In Amazing, BBC, new, Recommendation, Review, series on 01/07/2011 at 6:27 pm

A brilliant new BBC miniseries. Tom (John Simm) had been running away from his past, living the high life as a not very honourable journalist in London, until he comes back to his home town. He has nowhere else to go, so he ends up with his sister and the father he had been running from. The latter, marvellously played by Jim Broadbent, has Alzheimer’s disease. The plot thickens as Tom tries to unravel what his father was trying to uncover in the days he was a celebrated journalist; why he beat his son so ferociously when little Tom had rummaged through his things.

For a quite thrilling mystery, Exile is extremely realistic. The acting is superb, and so is the writing: the villainous antagonists are every bit as human as the imperfect heroes of the story.

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