Published on October 9th, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett
Single Father Sunday Night
The BBC Press Office has released a description of the plot to wet your appetites but beware as it contains spoilers:
Dave and Rita are a devoted couple living in the midst of mess and mayhem with their children Lucy, Paul, Ewan and Evie. But everything changes in an instant when Rita is killed in a road accident. Suddenly, Dave, a photographer, faces an uncertain future and the seemingly impossible job of bringing up the kids alone…
Dave finds it hard to cope at first, but at least he has the love and support of friends and family especially Rita’s best friend, schoolteacher Sarah, and her partner Matt… Eldest daughter Lucy, Rita’s child from a previous relationship whom Dave has brought up as his own, is particularly devastated â€“ she’s lost her mum and has never known who her real dad is…
When an education officer visits to tell Dave that Lucy has been playing truant from school, a new threat emerges for the family.Â Dave is devastated and things are further complicated when she runs away from home.
In the panic that follows, Dave calls on Sarah to help with the kids so he can go in search of Lucy and he finally cracks under the emotional pressure. Sarah comforts Dave and, in their shared moment of grief over Rita’s death, the friends grow closer.
This looks set to be a touching return to television for the former Tenth Doctor, as he does what heâ€™s best at-tugging on the heart strings of the viewing public.
This four part drama deals with issues of loss, anxieties and starting over again. It looks set to bring David back to the small screen with a bang and prove that there really is life after Doctor Who.