Inspired by a true story and written by Anna Symon, The Wilsons is a three-part drama is set in 1960s London, 1940s London and India in the 1930s.
In 1963, Alison Wilson thinks she is a normal, happily married woman. But when her husband Alec suddenly dies, a woman turns up on her doorstep, claiming that she is the real Mrs Wilson. Alison is determined to prove the validity of her own marriage – and Alec’s love for her – but is instead led into a world of dark and troubling secrets. Alec was a British spy and a best-selling novelist.. .but what else besides? Where did his truth end and his fiction begin? Alison will be pushed to the very brink to find out.
Ruth Wilson, who will star and Executive Produce says: “I am so excited to bring to the small screen the extraordinary lives of my grandparents. Theirs is a profoundly moving story and the BBC is the perfect home for it.”
Ruth Kenley-Letts, Snowed-In Productions Executive Producer, says: “Any commission is thrilling for a young company but even more so when the project is as exciting as this. It’s an honour to have been entrusted with this family’s remarkable story, and a privilege to have been able to work with the talented Anna Symon at the helm. To take on such a complex, moving and challenging family history is a huge responsibility and she’s done an outstanding job. It’s a truly riveting script. We can’t wait to bring it to life.”
The Wilsons is currently only a working title at the moment which means it may change or may stay the same.
key behind the scenes crew
Anna Symon as Writer
Ruth Wilson as Executive Producer
Ruth Kenley-Letts as Executive Producer
Neil Blair as Executive Producer
Lucy Richer as Executive Producer
Currently in production.
3×60 minute episodes
network and production companies
BBC One – Snowed In
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