BBC Two confirms MotherFatherSon transmission date

Tom Rob Smith’s MotherFatherSon boasts a stellar cast, with Richard Gere, Helen McCrory, Billy Howle and Sarah Lancashire headling the eight-part series.

US-born Max (Gere) is at the heart of British politics and power, owner of a media empire that includes newspapers and television stations. His aristocratic ex-wife Kathryn (McCrory) has been frozen out of the family and spends her days working at a homeless shelter.

Their son, Caden (Billy Howle), is at the heart of Max’s operation, editing broadsheet newspaper The National Reporter – but he’s out of his depth and the strain is showing.

When Caden suffers a catastrophic breakdown, the fragmented family is pulled back together.

Here’s a trailer:

MotherFatherSon: Wednesday 6th March, 9pm, BBC Two

Colin Farrell to star in BBC Two thriller

Golden Globe-winner Colin Farrell has boarded the BBC Two four-part thriller The North Water, being adapted and directed by multi-award-winning Andrew Haigh. Based on the critically acclaimed novel from Ian McGuire, this tale of murder, mystery and survival has topped critic’s lists around the world and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and named A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice.

Set in the UK and the ice floes of the Arctic in the late 1850s, The North Water tells the story of Patrick Sumner, a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as ship’s doctor on a whaling expedition to the Arctic. On board he meets Henry Drax (Farrell), the harpooner, a brutish killer whose amorality has been shaped to fit the harshness of his world. Hoping to escape the horrors of his past, Sumner finds himself on an ill-fated journey with a murderous psychopath. In search of redemption, his story becomes a harsh struggle for survival in the Arctic wasteland.

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