Sheri­dan Smith stars in a pow­er­ful new fam­ily drama

TV Times - - Sunday -

drama / 9pm / BBC1

Sheri­dan Smith and Al­i­son Stead­man should clear a bit of space on their man­tel­pieces, as some top awards will be head­ing their way af­ter their out­stand­ing per­for­mances in this heartrend­ing drama. Co-writ­ten by Jimmy Mcgovern, it sees Al­i­son as dot­ing gran Mary, who suf­fers a stroke that leaves her with re­stricted move­ment and speech as well as de­men­tia. Daugh­ter Jenny (Sheri­dan) wants to look af­ter her mum at home, but it be­comes clear that Mary needs spe­cial­ist care – and Jenny, along with her sis­ter Claire (Sinead Keenan), soon finds her­self in a bat­tle with the care sys­tem. An emo­tional and thought­pro­vok­ing watch.

Look­ing af­terMum can be over­whelm­ing

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