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Anchor Me

by Granada Production

Synopsis

When Nathan discovers his mother is dying of cancer he journeys home to encourage his family to finally confront the accidental death of his youngest brother Michael.

But his parents and older brother continue to insist that the best way to deal with grief is to keep quiet. Nathan finds solace is in the arms of his childhood sweetheart who now happens to be his sister-in-law.

Reviews

Anchor Meî has a depth and resonance surprising in mainstream ITV drama.

Independent On Sunday

Iain Glen has a deft touch: he brings a sensitive complexity to this searing, sentimental and carefully considered tale of a family unravelling. The flashbacks are beautifully handled and with a script so tight it’s almost workable without the pictures.

The Daily Telegraph

The ubiquitous Iain Glen stars in this two-part drama. It’s an excellently well performed ensemble piece and the portrait of family life with it’s and resentments is very convincing.

Time Out

Ashley Pharoah’s script is believable and finely acted by all, as ghosts are laid to rest, passions rekindled and lessons finally learnt.

The Times

Credits

Iain Glen
Nathan Carter
Annette Crosbie
Hattie Carter
Julia Ford
Jackie Carter
Adam Kotz
Billy Carter
Sharon Muircroft
Young Hattie
Lyndon Ogbourne
Young Billy
Anna Patrick
Sarah Carter
Lucy Plummer
Sally
William Plummer
Neil
Andrew Lee Potts
Mikey Carter
Laura Sadler
Cassie Carter
Michael Sherlock
Young Michael
Sheridan Smith
Young Jackie
Stephen Tomlin
Young William
Russell Tovey
Young Nathan
Frank Windsor
William Carter
Nick Wyatt
Site Foreman
Director
Patrick Lau
Writer
Ashley Pharoah
Production Companies
Granada Production


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Iain Glen has a deft touch: he brings a sensitive complexity to this searing, sentimental and carefully considered tale of a family unravelling.