The Fear

The Fear
The Fear

Miniseries

Distributed by BBC Worldwide

2012 4 x 60 Minutes

Fresh from his stunning turn in the critically acclaimed Tyrannosaur, Peter Mullan returns to Channel 4 as Brighton crime boss turned entrepreneur Richie Beckett.  Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones, The Iron Lady)Paul Nicholls (The Passion, Clapham Junction) Anastasia Hille (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Awakening) and Richard E Grant (The Crimson Petal & The White) also star in the 4 X 60 series written by Richard Cottan (Wallander, Hancock & Joan) and directed by Michael Samuels (Any Human Heart).   

Pursuing his dream of rebuilding Brighton’s derelict West Pier, Richie Beckett’s hard-earned respectability is threatened by two new enemies: An invading Albanian mafia and an aggressive form of early onset dementia. Struggling to contain the invasion, sons Matty (Harry Lloyd) and Cal (Paul Nicholls) need a peacemaker, but Richie's erratic and extreme behavior only inflames the situation.

As his sons and wife Jo (Anastasia Hille) deal with the fall-out of his worsening condition, we see further and further into Richie's decaying mind. In desperation, Richie turns to old adversary Seb (Richard E. Grant) for answers. But with his short term memory fading, Richie’s dark past bleeds into the present, revealing unresolved traumas that echo the chaos that now surrounds him.

What emerges is a spiraling battle to resist an implacable enemy, acted out on the streets of Brighton and inside the head of Richie Beckett. 

Writer

  • Richard Cottan

Director

  • Michael Samuels

Producer

  • Tim Bricknell

Top Billed Cast

  • Peter Mullan
  • Anastasia Hille
  • Paul Nicholls
  • Harry Lloyd

Executive Producers

  • Richard Cottan
  • Simon Heath
  • Paul Stevens

Available On

  • DVD

Awards

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