Phil

played by Paul McGann.

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Phil does his best as a bricklaying tutor at the local college – the kids can be demanding and the hours long but it’s certainly better than being back on the sites. His dad’s stroke adds extra pressure but Phil’s a grafter and gets on with things uncomplainingly, even when his Dad refuses to cooperate.

Phil doesn’t even ask for help when mouthy student Bradley repeatedly provokes him, or when wife Sue is unable to help him care for his dad. But as the pressure builds, a distracted Phil makes a terrible error of judgement that could have catastrophic consequences for them all.

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