45 Years Tonight, 8.30pm Rialto

Sunday Star-Times - Escape - - TELEVISION APPOINTMENT VIEWING -

A finely nu­anced, tautly-scripted study of guilt, jeal­ousy, long­ing and insen­si­tiv­ity, Andrew Haigh’s stun­ning and fas­ci­nat­ing Bri­tish drama ben­e­fits from two vet­eran ac­tors at the top of their game. Tom Courte­nay de­liv­ers a qui­etly pow­er­ful per­for­mance as a man who sud­denly be­gins view­ing his world with jaun­diced eyes af­ter he hears of the dis­cov­ery of the body of a for­mer girl­friend. He’s up­staged though by the al­ways cap­ti­vat­ing Char­lotte Ram­pling, who runs a truly be­liev­able and un­der­stand­able gamut of emo­tions.

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