Tells the story of four children separated from their father, and a wife separated from her husband. The father, Ian (John Simm), is in prison. The mother, Karen, (Shirley Henderson) has to bring up a family of four children by herself.
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The idea of casting real life siblings in this, and filming it over 5 years was interesting. It worked in that you got natural reactions from the kids, and it emphasized how much time their dad was away from them but other than that I think it all fell a bit flat.
I found it hard to really connect with anyone. I didn't care for either parent & although I liked the kids it didn't go into that much depth with them.