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The Lyons family gather in 2019, unaware that their future holds many surprises. Absent sister Edith brings news from abroad that will change their lives forever.

One night in 2019, politician Vivienne Rook causes a scandal on live TV. At the same time, the Lyons family comes together as Rosie gives birth to a son. Brothers Stephen and Daniel gather at her bedside with grandmother Muriel, all wondering what life will be like for little Lincoln.

Five years in the future, in the London of 2024, Stephen and Celeste worry about their daughter, Bethany, who declares herself a transhuman. Back in Manchester, Daniel is now married to Ralph but is falling for a Ukrainian refugee, Viktor. When the Lyons gather for Muriel’s birthday, they’re interrupted by a call from their missing sister, Edith. She brings extraordinary news, and life for the Lyons is about to change forever.

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59 minutes

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Tue 14 May 2019 21:00

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Role Contributor
Vivienne Rook Emma Thompson
Daniel Lyons Russell Tovey
Stephen Lyons Rory Kinnear
Celeste Bisme-Lyons T'Nia Miller
Rosie Lyons Ruth Madeley
Muriel Deacon Anne Reid
Edith Lyons Jessica Hynes
Ralph Cousins Dino Fetscher
Ruby Bisme-Lyons Jade Alleyne
Bethany Bisme-Lyons Lydia West
Viktor Goraya Maxim Baldry
Writer Russell T Davies
Director Simon Cellan Jones
Producer Karen Lewis
Production Company Red Production Company


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Meet the Lyons in a world made unstable by politics, the economy and technology.