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Recovery (BBC-1 2007, David Tennant, Sarah Parish)

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Recovery BBC Drama David Tennant, Sarah Parish

Recovery is a drama about Alan Hamilton (David Tennant), a project manager with a wife Tricia (Sarah Parish) and two kids whose world is shattered when he is knocked down by a truck and left with brain damage that leaves him with major memory loss and the ability to do simple things. Tearing apart both himself and his family Alan tries his best to get back to normal but the accident also has a major impact on his wife and two boys.

Desperately sad but ultimately uplifting and with superb central performances from Tennant and Parish.

Cast: DAVID TENNANT as Alan Hamilton; SARAH PARISH as Tricia Hamilton; HARRY TREADAWAY as Dean Hamilton; JACOB THEATO as Joel Hamilton; JAY SIMPSON as Johnathan; JO McINNES as Gwen; JIM CARTER as Mr Lockwood; RON DONACHIE as Len Hamilton; ANNE KIDD as Shirley Hamilton; JO HARTLEY as Vicky Nathan; POOKY QUESNEL as Homeowner

Writer: Tony Marchant / Titles: Lipsync / Music: Norwell and Green / Costume Design: Howard Burden / Production Design: David Roger / Executive Producers: Greg Brenman, Kate Anthony / Producer: Rebecca De Souza / Director: Andy De Emmony

UK / BBC One – Tiger Aspect / 1×82 minutes / Broadcast 25 February 2007