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Episode #1.3 

Daniel uses his birthday party to reveal a dangerous plan. And as Viv Rook rises to power, the Lyons gather for a funeral. But Celeste is left to fight alone as Bethany's obsession.


Simon Cellan Jones


Russell T. Davies (creator), Russell T. Davies




Episode credited cast:
Emma Thompson ... Vivienne Rook
Rory Kinnear ... Stephen Lyons
Russell Tovey ... Daniel Lyons
Anne Reid ... Muriel Deacon
Jessica Hynes ... Edith Lyons
Jade Alleyne ... Ruby Bisme-Lyons
Sharon Duncan-Brewster ... Fran Baxter
Maxim Baldry ... Viktor Goraya
T'Nia Miller ... Celeste Bisme-Lyons
Zita Sattar ... Yvonne Bukhari
Lydia West ... Bethany Bisme-Lyons
Ruth Madeley ... Rosie Lyons
Sue Devaney Sue Devaney ... Barbara Hopkins
Julie Peasgood ... Julie Peasgood
Andrew Byron ... Ukrainian Police


Stephen and Celeste try to rebuild their shattered lives. But Daniel's world turns to terror when Viktor has to flee from Kiev, and Daniel uses his birthday party at Muriel's to reveal his dangerous plan to family and friends. Rosie loses her job, while Edith's former life as an activist calls her back into action on a secret mission. But the Lyons children are united when they discover that their long-absent father, Vincent, has died. They attend the funeral and face many home truths, on the day of the General Election that sees Viv Rook rising to power. Back at home, Celeste is left alone to cope, as Bethany's obsessions lead her into terrible danger. Written by Sachin

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Drama | Sci-Fi



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Episode 1 contained a reference to the Soviet army (even though the Soviet Union disbanded in 1991). This episode explains that Russia has returned to Communist rule, which would explain the use of the word 'Soviet'. See more »


Muriel Deacon: Do you remember when Hong Sha went off? And we all said oh, the whole world has changed. Things will never be the same. Hardly gets mentioned anymore.
Celeste Bisme-Lyons: Well, except the consequences of that ruined my entire life!
Muriel Deacon: I know, darling.
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Whats the point ?
23 May 2020 | by freizelbtSee all my reviews

I dont feel any empathy to this people, the daugher is just so dumb, wanting to be eternal while doing some sketshy operation BUT NOT TO HER , to her friend, thats so anticlimatic... Wasnt she mega sure about that goal ? And the mankids destroying a poor fellow day to day worker bike? That was supposed to be a oowerful message? ... They had a good premise in episode 1 and 2 and WoW was so boring in episode 3 already ?

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8 July 2019 (USA) See more »

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