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A Short Stay in Switzerland

Julie Walters stars in a one-off drama inspired by the true story of Dr Anne Turner, who in 2006 took her own life in a Zurich clinic having developed an incurable degenerative disease.

Having recently witnessed the death of her husband from a neurological disease, Anne Turner is diagnosed with a near-identical illness and determines to end her life once her condition has reached a critical point.

As her health deteriorates, Anne's son and two daughters struggle to reach a consensus over their mother's intentions and while they search for alternative options, silent recriminations and stubborn practicality threaten to tear the family apart. With her family at logger heads, Anne must also face the fury of her best friend, whose opposing views bring them into direct conflict.

Written by award-winning writer Frank McGuinness.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Wed 27 Jan 2010 23:35

Credits

Role Contributor
Dr Anne TurnerJulie Walters
SophieLiz White
EdwardStephen Campbell Moore
JessicaLyndsey Marshal
Mrs SaveryMichelle Fairley
JackWill Knightley
RichardPatrick Malahide
ClareHarriet Walter
InterviewerFergus Walsh
StephenAnthony Shuster
KedarSagar Arya
DirectorSimon Curtis
ProducerLiz Trubridge

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