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Gideon's Daughter
Gideon's Daughter

Gideon's Daughter


Programme synopsis


It is 1997 and Gideon (Bill Nighy), an elegant leading PR consultant, a man constantly feted by the rich and famous, is earnestly courted by the New Labour government to manage the festivities around the Millennium.


Just as the British public unite to express unprecedented levels of collective grief following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, Gideon turns inwards and very quietly unwinds as he struggles with his private sense of loss and emptiness.


Increasingly, he finds the hollowness of high-profile public life is exposed by his relationships with his daughter, Natasha (Emily Blunt) who is on the brink of leaving home for university, and Stella (Miranda Richardson), a woman grieving for the loss of her young son in a cycling accident.


Has the time come when they must all stop and learn to live again?



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