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Framed: introduction

Framed

Trevor Eve and Eve Myles star in Framed, a brand new family drama, based on Frank Cottrell Boyce's best-selling children's novel, made by BBC Drama Productions for BBC One.

Set almost entirely in Wales, the one-off drama tells the story of 10-year-old Dylan Hughes and his family's struggle to keep afloat their small petrol station, which sits at the foot of a mountain in North Wales.

When Dylan Hughes' dad suddenly leaves home things get even tougher for Dylan, his sisters Minnie and Marie, baby brother Max and his mam.

Da's departure however, coincides with the secretive arrival of a convoy of men and trucks who take residence on top of the mountain.

The villagers discover that the National Gallery in London has been flooded and the priceless paintings sent by the lorry-load to Wales for safe storage in the bowels of the old slate mine inside Manod mountain (as they were in the Second World War).

In charge of this is Quentin Lester (Trevor Eve), an intelligent but reserved senior curator who prefers paintings to people.

That is, until a funny and pivotal misunderstanding leads him to invite Dylan to view the paintings inside the mountain – and that in itself sets off an extraordinary chain of events that transforms the lives of the villagers and, eventually, Lester himself.

Add to that, the charms of the enigmatic and beautiful local school teacher Angharad (Eve Myles) and you have a romantic and heart-warming drama that will delight all ages.

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More content about Framed will be published, as transmission approaches, on this page:
www.bbc.co.uk/tv/comingup/framed

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