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Flesh and Blood

  • Episode:

    3 of 4

  • Transmission (TX):

    Wed 26 Feb 2020

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 09 2020 : Sat 22 Feb - Fri 28 Feb

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Thu 13 Feb 2020

Transmission details

Ep1 - Monday 24 February: 9pm - 10pm
Ep2 - Tuesday 25 February: 9pm - 10pm
Ep3 - Wednesday 26 February: 9pm - 10pm
Ep4 - Thursday 27 February: 9pm - 10pm

 

Series overview

Imelda Staunton (A Confession, Maleficent, Paddington, Harry Potter, Vera Drake), Francesca Annis (Home Fires, The Little House, Cranford), Russell Tovey (Years and Years, Quantico) and Stephen Rea (Dickensian, War & Peace, The Honourable Woman) star in Flesh and Blood - a darkly witty and gripping four-part drama created and written by Sarah Williams (The Long Song, Case Sensitive, Poppy Shakespeare), which explores family
dynamics and modern relationships as they spiral towards a tragedy and possible crime.

Joining the ensemble cast are Claudie Blakley (Manhunt, Grantchester, Lark Rise To Candleford), Lydia Leonard (Gentleman Jack, Absentia, Apple Tree Yard), Sharon Small (London Kills, Trust Me, Born to Kill), Lara Rossi (Cheat, Crossing Lines), Keir Charles (Man Up, Love Actually, Green Wing), Vincent Regan (Victoria, The Royals, Atlantis), Grace Hogg-Robinson (The Coroner, Mum) and David Bamber (Valkyrie, Doctors, The Bourne Identity).

Directed by BAFTA nominee and Grierson award winner Louise Hooper (Cheat, Vera, Cold Feet), Flesh and Blood is a modern story of three adult siblings - Helen (Claudie Blakley), Jake (Russell Tovey) and Natalie (Lydia Leonard) - who are thrown into disarray when their recently widowed mother Vivien (Francesca Annis) declares she’s in love with a new man, Mark (Stephen Rea).

Episode 3

Vivien and Mark plan their trip to India, but the children’s ongoing distrust of Mark starts to put a strain on the couple's relationship - despite neighbour Mary's attempts at reassurance.  Meanwhile the siblings' private lives are unravelling: Helen's husband and daughter have both walked out on her; Natalie is close to a breakdown over her situation with Tony; and Jake increasingly relies on Stella for advice on getting back together with Leila. But they drop everything when Jake unearths a darkly disturbing secret about Mark’s past, which makes them fear for their mother’s life.