This politically charged thriller is one of the most anticipated dramas of the year
MotherFatherSon, Wednesday 6 March, 9pm, BBC Two/HD (CH 102). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer
Every now and again, there comes a bit of TV that sounds so stonkingly good, you find yourself moving your clock hands forward in a desperate bid to bring it closer to you. MotherFatherSon is one such drama.
Richard Gere, in his first TV role in 30 years, plays Max – a charismatic, self-made US businessman (and let’s face it, an absolute silver fox) with media outlets in London and around the world. Caden (Billy Howle), who runs Max’s UK newspaper, is also his son and heir – primed to follow in the footsteps of his father and become one of the world’s most powerful men. Or at least, that’s the plan…
When Caden’s self-destructive lifestyle starts to spiral out of control, the shocking consequences threaten the future of the family, its empire and a country on the brink of change. With a ridiculously starry cast, including Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders) as Max’s estranged wife and the brilliant-in-everything Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley), it’s worth staying in for.
But this eight-part drama isn’t the first time Richard Gere has played a businessman. In fact, one look at his filmography and you can’t move for the sheer number of briefcases, BlackBerrys, business-casual suits and expense accounts attached to several of his past characters. But would those tycoons make it in Max’s cut-throat media conglomerate?
Click/hover over the characters below to see how they’d fit in his company.
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