In 2005 Christopher Eccleston became The Doctor for a new generation. Recently there have been many news reports about his feelings about working on the show, but he has also been in the news for his current run of Macbeth, and his stellar turn in The A Word. Next Tuesday, 27th March, sees his return to a lead role on BBC One in all new drama Come Home.
Eccleston has always been great at working with writers at the top of their game, as shown by working with Russel T Davies on Second Coming and then Doctor Who and his recent work with Peter Bowker on The A Word. Here he is working with writer Danny Brocklehurst who has previously brought audiences The Driver, Ordinary Lies and In the Dark. It is produced by RED production company who have recently had hits with Happy Valley and Trust Me, and explores an interesting premise revealed in the synopsis below.
Greg and Marie have been married for nineteen years, when, seemingly out of the blue, Marie walks out on him and her three children – the last taboo of parenting.
This touching and intriguing drama will take audiences on a roller-coaster of ever-changing emotions and allegiances. Multiple time-frames, viewpoints, and flashbacks tell Greg and Marie’s story and force viewers to confront their own truths. How can two people that loved each other become so opposed? Can a child learn to forgive their mother for leaving them? And why would Marie make such a shocking and significant decision to change their lives and divide their loyalties forever?
The 3 part drama starts on BBC One at 9pm on Tuesday March 27th. Keep your eye on Blogtor Who for more information on the series and what attracted Christopher Eccleston to the role.