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Wanderlust (BBC-1 2018, Toni Collette, Steven Mackintosh)Wanderlust (BBC-1 2018, Toni Collette, Steven Mackintosh)


Wanderlust (BBC-1 2018, Toni Collette, Steven Mackintosh)



Wanderlust is the first television series scripted by award-winning playwright Nick Payne (Constellations, The Sense Of an Ending, If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet) and is directed by Luke Snellin (The A Word, Our Girl, My Mad Fat Diary). Made by Drama Republic (Doctor Foster, King Charles III, The Honourable Woman), it looks at how we build and maintain happy relationships and asks whether lifelong monogamy is possible – or even desirable.

Wanderlust follows Joy Richards (Toni Collette) a therapist trying to find a way to keep her spark with her husband alive after a cycling accident causes them to reassess their relationship. As we meet her family, friends, neighbours and clients, remarkable yet relatable stories of love, lust and forbidden desire emerge.

Toni Collette says:“I am honoured and thrilled to work with Nick Payne’s wonderful words on Wanderlust. It is an authentic and revolutionary story about relationships, sex, love and all the things we really care about. I could not be more excited.”

Nick Payne says:“I’m over the moon to be working with Drama Republic, the BBC and Netflix. And the cast – what a galaxy of talent. Toni Collette is an astronomically adept performer, and someone I’ve long admired.”

production details
UK / BBC One – Netflix – Drama Republic / 6×60 minutes / Broadcast September 2018

Writer: Nick Payne
Director: Luke Snellin

Toni Collette as Joy Richards
Steven Mackintosh as Alan Richards
Zawe Ashton
Royce Pierreson


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