Christopher Eccleston to headline new BBC drama

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The BBC has announced a new drama from writer Danny Brocklehurst, that’s recruited Christopher Eccleston and Paula Malcomson to lead its cast.

Brocklehurst’s credits to date include The Driver, Clocking Off, Accused and Linda Green. The new drama will be called Come Home, and will run for three hour-long episodes.

As per the BBC’s announcement, “the drama will focus on a family reeling; from mother Marie, played by Paula Malcomson (Ray Donovan, Broken) who has made the hardest decision of her life, to her bereft husband Greg, played by Christopher Eccleston (The A Word, Fortitude) and their three children”.

Furthermore, the show “asks the question, what does it take for a mother to walk out on her family, leaving her children behind? What impact does it have and how do others judge her? This is a drama about how lives cannot just be walked away from. At the heart of the series is an emotional mystery: why did Marie flee?”

No clues as to that yet, but as we get more information, we’ll pass the news on. We’d expect a transmission date for sometime in 2018.