Doctor Who star David Tennant reunites with Sarah Parish for a powerful drama for BBC One, written by Bafta award-winning writer Tony Marchant – creator of Holding On, Crime And Punishment, Kid In The Corner and The Knight’s Tale.
Alan and Tricia Hamilton are very happy. He’s the head of a building firm and on top of his game, while she’s a part-time beautician and a mother to their two sons.
But one day their perfect, if unremarkable, life is torn apart when a last-minute decision to pop out for a quick drink with a colleague sees Alan step out in front of a passing car.
The accident leaves him in a deep coma but with remarkably few physical injuries. Desperately worried about him, Tricia is delighted when he comes round – only to discover that the man she loved has disappeared.
�His behaviour has changed; he has lost all of his inhibitions and he veers from angry and frustrated to vulnerable and childlike.
Simple tasks such as making toast and getting dressed are beyond him, he is unable to hold down the job he loves and he plays and laughs with his sons as if he’s a child.
Alan’s behaviour puts his relationship with Tricia under intolerable stress.
She longs to find the husband she loves in there somewhere – but fears she may have lost him for ever.
Recovery airs week commencing 24th February on BBC One