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As Viv Rook's regime tightens its grip, the entire Lyons family is forced to take action. Spurred on by both Muriel and Daniel, Rosie faces up to the troops surrounding her home and takes ... See full summary »


Lisa Mulcahy


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


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Episode credited cast:
Emma Thompson ... Vivienne Rook
Rory Kinnear ... Stephen Lyons
Jade Alleyne ... Ruby Bisme-Lyons
Jessica Hynes ... Edith Lyons
Anne Reid ... Muriel Deacon
Sharon Duncan-Brewster ... Fran Baxter
Zita Sattar ... Yvonne Bukhari
Maxim Baldry ... Viktor Goraya
Kieran O'Brien ... Woody
T'Nia Miller ... Celeste Bisme-Lyons
Ellie Haddington Ellie Haddington ... Dr. Moss
Lydia West ... Bethany Bisme-Lyons
Ruth Madeley ... Rosie Lyons
Mary Nightingale ... Mary Nightingale
George Bukhari ... Jonjo Aleef


As Viv Rook's regime tightens its grip, the entire Lyons family is forced to take action. Spurred on by both Muriel and Daniel, Rosie faces up to the troops surrounding her home and takes radical action with Lincoln's help. When Bethany reveals the shocking truth about her father, Edith and Celeste form a secret alliance to stop him. But Stephen is in too deep, as the mysterious Erstwhile Policy turns deadly, forcing Edith and her girlfriend Fran to embark on a reckless, dangerous mission for Viktor's sake. On a long, dark night, the challenge is clear: can one ordinary family actually change the world?

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Muriel Deacon: And that doesn't change the fact that it's all your fault. The banks. the government. The recession. America. Mrs. Rook. Every single thing that has gone wrong, it's your fault. Because we are. Every single one of us. We can sit here all day blaming other people. We blame the economy. We blame Europe. The opposition. The Weather. And then we blame these vast sweeping tides of history, you know, like they're out of control, like we're so helpless and little and small... but it's still our fault....
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Episode 6
5 July 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

In the final episode Russell T Davies wants to emulate Dennis Potter in this state of the future nation piece.

Inspiration does not come from The Singing Detective or the Nigel Barton plays but from one of his final futuristic works, Cold Lazarus.

The Lyons family who have been pulled apart by the Rook government finally come together for a cause. They now see the concentration camps, the walled ghettos. As their grandmother Muriel tells them, they let it happen.

There was a nice moment when Muriel acknowledged Celeste as part of her family. Many of them unite to find and set free Viktor.

I do think Stephen Lyon was lightly dealt with, it was if the family forgot how horrid he had been to Viktor in the first place.

There were some nice bits in the series such as the encroaching technology that replaces jobs and the rise of the gig economy.

The parts about overthrowing a paramilitary regime with mobile phone footage was less believable.

Some of the news clips were again up to date this time referencing the recent fire that damaged Notre Dame Cathedral.

As grandmother Muriel warns again tricksters and clowns who run for government. The final episode was shown just after some bozos had a televised debate to be the next Tory leader on the BBC. It was hard to differentiate fact from fiction.

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29 July 2019 (USA) See more »

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