“WE nearly died in there. Doesn’t it make you think?”
Daniel Cotton (Philip Glenister) asks the question of his father Samuel (Bernard Hill) in From There To Here.
The three part BBC1 drama, written by Peter Bowker, opens with the June 1996 Manchester bomb which destroyed a large part of the city centre.
But this is not a story about the IRA attack. It charts the ripples of that initial trigger on two families across Greater Manchester and Cheshire.
Last night I attended a screening of episode one at BAFTA in London followed by a Q&A, including Phil and Pete.
You can read my full transcript below, edited very slightly to remove any major spoilers.
It began filming in east London last summer just before riots broke out in Britain’s cities.
A four-part BBC1 drama with something important to say about misconceptions, stereotypes, jumping to conclusions, gang culture, the consequences of our actions and the way we live today.
Screened this week, One Night was acclaimed by many who saw it as one of the best television dramas of 2012 to date, set to live long in the memory.
Including a stunning performance by young actor Billy Matthews as 13-year-old birthday boy Alfie – his first ever TV role.
So why did the schedulers relegate the haunting drama series from 9pm primetime to a 10:35pm graveyard slot?
HOW is your blood pressure today?
You only have to watch BBC2’s current documentary series The Tube to discover how stressed many London commuters are.
And then there’s kitchen salesman Ted, played by Douglas Hodge, in new TV drama One Night.