The Accident (Episode 1)

  • United Kingdom
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The central character of the story, hairdresser Polly from a fictional Welsh town, is pictured by one of the most popular contemporary series faces of United Kingdom – Sarah Lancashire. The actress known from the Happy Valley series or the Kiri miniseries, presented last year at the Serial Killer festival, is once again the heroine of the working class uniting the local community, who has the courage to stand up for her in times of crisis. At the beginning of the miniseries Polly causes a media sensation when she confronts a representative of a construction company (Sidse Babett Knudsen known from the The Fortress and Westworld series) in front of TV cameras, on whose construction site a dangerous explosion has just taken place. The tragic story reminds us of both the few years old and still investigated fire of the London tower block Grenfell Tower and the disaster in Aberfan, during which a landslide buried a part of a mining village in the 1960s.

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  • CT
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  • DPMB

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  • Original title
    The Accident (Episode 1)
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jack Thorne
  • Cast
    Sarah Lancashire, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Joanna Scanlan, Genevieve Barr, Jade Croot...
  • Duration
    47 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • United Kingdom
  • Colour
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