‘The Outcast’ trailer: Sadie Jones adapts her novel for BBC One

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BBC One has released a trailer for The Outcast, featuring Jessica Brown Findlay from Downton Abbey and Pride actor George Mackay.

Written by Sadie Jones and based on her best-selling novel, the new two-part adaptation is described as “a deeply romantic, uncomfortably honest coming-of-age story set in booming post-war Britain”.

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The Outcast begins at 9pm on Sunday 12 July on BBC One.

Watch the trailer…

The official synopsis reads: “Lewis (George Mackay) is 10 years old when Elizabeth (Hattie Morahan) his beloved mother dies, leaving him alone with a father, Gilbert (Greg Wise), he barely knows after years away at war. When Gilbert remarries the fragile Alice (Jessica Brown Findlay), ill-equipped for her new life, Lewis relies on his friendship with neighbouring children Tamsin and Kit (Daisy Bevan and Jessica Barden).

“But despite their own father Dicky (Nathaniel Parker) not being all he seems, Tamsin and Kit negotiate a safe childhood whilst a grief-stricken Lewis sets about destroying his. All but abandoned by his father, events in Lewis’s teenage years begin to spiral out of control and take him further and further away from the help that he needs.”

The cast also includes Nathaniel Parker, Greg Wise and Hattie Morahan (The Bletchley Circle).

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