Monday, 26 September 2011
Father & Son debuts in Australia
It is a good thing Father's Day has come and gone because this is not what you would call a 'heart-warming' story about a boy and his dad. As a young man, Michael (Dougray Scott) was a violent thug who led a crime ring on a Manchester estate. Ill-gotten gains paid for the good life until an enemy murdered Michael's wife, sparing his son, Sean (Reece Noi). Flash forward and Michael is living the quiet life in Ireland with a new wife and a baby on the way, while 15-year-old Sean, in the care of Connie, his late mother's sister (a great performance by Sophie Okonedo), finds himself a suspect in a murder case. Still notorious, Michael returns to discover his violent legacy continues and old enemies never die. Created by the team behind Wallander and The Queen, this is a superbly plotted, four-part thriller with an outstanding cast.
The miniseries debuted on Australia's ABC2 on 19 September
Read more at Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian