A father and son story, with a thriller motor. It explores a mystery from the past with a brutal and shocking revelation.

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Series cast summary:
John Simm ...  Tom Ronstadt 3 episodes, 2011
Jim Broadbent ...  Sam Ronstadt 3 episodes, 2011
Olivia Colman ...  Nancy Ronstadt 3 episodes, 2011
Nico Mirallegro ...  Teenage Tom 3 episodes, 2011
Daryl Fishwick Daryl Fishwick ...  Wendy 3 episodes, 2011
Claire Goose ...  Mandy 3 episodes, 2011
Shaun Dooley ...  Mike Eldridge 3 episodes, 2011
Timothy West ...  Metzler 2 episodes, 2011
Sarah Jayne Dunn ...  Metzler's PA 2 episodes, 2011
Alex Clayton Alex Clayton ...  Young Tom 2 episodes, 2011
Sarah Parks Sarah Parks ...  Wendy's Partner 2 episodes, 2011
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A father and son story, with a thriller motor. It explores a mystery from the past with a brutal and shocking revelation.

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Make enough noise and you'll wake the past.

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Drama | Thriller

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English

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1 May 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Exile See more »

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Prodigal sons
11 November 2011 | by Ali_John_CatterallSee all my reviews

A prime candidate for a 'If you've been affected by any of the issues raised in this programme' tag, Exile sees Simm's disgraced hack flee to his Lancashire hometown for the first time in 18 years, to discover his once idolised reporter dad destroyed by Alzheimer's – along with a hideous buried scandal.

Befitting the title, both father and son are exiles – from their careers, from sense, from truth; here, investigative reporting makes a fine metaphor for a crusade against the corruption of memory, and the pursuit of identity itself.

Essentially a three-hander between Simm (cornering the brooding everyman corner), the wonderful Colman (playing it straight) and the mighty Broadbent, the latter's portrayal of this terrible condition must be among the most devastatingly accurate ever placed on screen. Shocking and extremely moving, with a final scene that's – ironically – quite unforgettable.


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