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A darkly comic drama series telling the story of six disabled characters sent to a remote British island for a fictional reality TV show

About the Show

A darkly comic drama series telling the story of six disabled characters sent to a remote British island for a fictional reality TV show

Series 1 Summary

Written by Jack Thorne (The Scouting Book for Boys), the series begins when the disabled Cast Offs are marooned.

As the camera crew follows their struggle with island life - from learning to build their own homes and grow their own food, to fights, births and falling in love - flashbacks reveal more about each of them and the year leading up to the moment they are left stranded.

  • Dan

    Episode 1

    Six months in a wheelchair, Dan is sweet, slightly naive, and liable to have his pants nicked and stuffed into a post-box.

    Or at least he is when he's playing with the local wheelchair basketball team (which he's only doing because his Dad thinks it's a really good idea).

    Dan arrives on the island (also his Dad's bright idea) and meets the other cast-offs for the first time. He begins a journey that will involve quite a few bumps in the road.

    Particularly bump-some is Carrie, who is three-foot-tall, but has an ego the size of a small country, and she seems to be able to read Dan's mind. This is going to be quite some ride for Dan.

  • Tom

    Episode 2

    Tom is blind, he's also dry and very funny, but so idle he has never bothered to make an effort for anything. Now he has to get his act together to shoot a fox and get a girl, will he cope?

  • Will

    Episode 3

    Will (Matt Fraser) is adamant that the group shouldn't ask for help even though their food is running out. Meanwhile, romance may be blossoming between Dan and Carrie.

  • Gabriella

    Episode 4

    Wedding days should be filled with romance and hope. The trouble is Gabby (Sophie Woolley) is marrying Del (Chris Curran), a man who isn't romantic and is sort of hopeless.

  • April - Cast Offs

    Episode 5

    Will discovers it's April's birthday and sets about cooking up a surprise for her, while the mystery of her life is unpicked. Carrie and Dan's turbulent romance hits new unforeseen rocks.

  • Carrie - Cast Offs

    Episode 6

    In the last episode of the series Carrie can't wait to leave the island and looks ahead to her future plans back home.

Cast Offs synopsis

A darkly comic drama series telling the story of six disabled characters sent to a remote British island for a fictional reality TV show

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