TV A Number (BBC-2 2008, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans) Published 3 years ago on July 4, 2016 In Scifi tinged drama A Number 30 something Bernard discovers that he might not be his father’s only son, in fact he is a clone and is one of A Number of Bernard’s walking around. There may even be as many as 20 clones in existence, Bernard is determined to seek answers, but his father, Salter, is unwilling to tell him the truth, his real son then turns up with trouble on his mind. Basically a two hander between Ifans and Wilkinson with several roles for Ifans, this is is marvellous piece of what is basically theatre. Writer Caryl Churchill, who has been using the scifi theme for some time (in 1981 she contributed a play to the BBC Anthology Play For Tomorrow) to talk about the nature of family and relationships. A Number also poses some interesting questions about the idea of nature over nuture. There was a good pay off scene at the end too. The original stage play was first staged at the Royal Court Theatre in 2002. production details UK / BBC-2 – Rainmark Films – HBO Films / 1×68 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 10 September 2008 Writer: Caryl Churchill / Production Design: John Paul Kelly / Costumes: Consolata Boyle / Music: Matthew Herbert / Executive Producer: David M Thompson / Producers: Frank Doelger, Tracey Scoffield, Lee Morris / Director: James MacDonald cast TOM WILKINSON as Salter RHYS IFANS as Bernard 1, Bernard 2 and Michael Black RICHARD WATTS as Doctor BBCCaryl ChurchillHBOJames MacDonaldRhys IfansRichard WattsSciFiTelefantasyTom WilkinsonTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes10 hours ago Chronicle Mysteries: The Wrong Man (Hallmark Sun 24 Feb 2019, Alison Sweeney) Podcaster Alex McPherson seeks the truth behind the tragic death of a young lawyer, while partner Drew finds himself diving... Episodes10 hours ago The Zoo: The Marvelous Mott Mott (Season 3 Premieres 24 Feb 2019 on Animal Planet) The Marvelous Mott Mott: Animal Planet’s THE ZOO goes behind the scenes at the world-famous Bronx Zoo for a third... Episodes10 hours ago SMILF: Single Mom In Love Forever (S2EP5 Showtime Sun 24 Feb 2019) Single Mom In Love Forever: In 2014, Bridgette and Rafi prepare for the realities of parenthood as Bridgette experiences contractions,... Episodes10 hours ago Crashing: The Viewing Party (S3EP6 HBO Sun 24 Feb 2019) The Viewing Party: Pete (Pete Holmes) and Kat (Madeline Wise) attend a viewing party for Ali’s late-night spot on Seth... Episodes10 hours ago Black Monday: 243 (S1EP5 Showtime Sun 24 Feb 2019) 243: Mo takes Dawn to the Predator’s Ball in an effort to raise the capital The Jammer Group needs to... search EPISODES Episodes10 hours ago The 91st Annual Academy Awards airs Sun 24 Feb 2019 on ABC Oscar producer Donna Gigliotti, and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss, today announced the first round of presenters for the Academy... Episodes10 hours ago When Calls The Heart: Phone Rings and Heartstrings (Season 6 Premieres Sun 24 Feb 2019 on Hallmark) In the “When Calls the Heart” season six premiere “Phone Rings and Heartstrings” the town of Hope Valley adjusts to... Episodes10 hours ago Evil Lives Here: I Hate Being Daddy’s Girl (S4EP8 ID Sun 24 Feb 2019) I Hate Being Daddy’s Girl: When Robin Doll was rescued from her mother’s violence and went to live with her... advertisement MOVIES Movies1 week ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies1 week ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies1 week ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.