BAFTA-winning writer Jack Thorne (National Treasure, Kiri, Cast Offs) returns with a compelling and timely 4-part drama.
In a Welsh community that has been left behind, a large construction project offers hope for a better future. But an explosion, followed by a catastrophic collapse, leaves many dead, children included, and the community devastated. Polly (Sarah Lancashire – Kiri, Happy Valley) is the wife of the local politician (Mark Lewis Jones – National Treasure) who championed the project. Their rebellious daughter, Leona (Jade Croot) broke onto the site on the day of the explosion, but now is left with a lifelong disability after the disaster.
As grief gives way to a torrent of anger and blame, the community finds itself torn apart. It falls to Polly to hold the town together and face the challenging truths that emerge.
With BAFTA-winner Sidse Babbett Knudsen (Borgen, Westworld), RTS-winner Joanna Scanlan (No Offence, Getting On), BAFTA Cymru Award-winner Eiry Thomas (Keeping Faith, Rillington Place), Genevieve Barr (The Silence, Press) and Shaun Parkes (Line of Duty).
The Accident begins on Thursday 24th October at 9pm on Channel 4.