Shows You Might Have Missed: Come Home
Each week, we take a look at some of our favourite offbeat shows that might not have made it onto your radar.
What does it take to make a mother leave her children? It’s this question that is at the heart of the gut-wrenching family drama Come Home.
When we meet single father Greg Farrell, he is grieving the end of his 19-year marriage which, shockingly, ended when his wife Paula walked out on him and their three children.
Greg is at a loss as to why she has made this choice, and is even more baffled that, 11 months after the split, she still does not wish to see him or the kids.
Yet, as this three-part series unravels, we find that Paula does have her reasons – and, seen from the perspective of the various members of the family, it soon becomes apparent that all was not as it seemed in their apparently idyllic domestic bliss.
Starring Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who) and Paula Malcomson (Broken), Come Home is a heart-breaking and human look at the lives we think we lead, and what happens when the ones we love no longer want to be in them.