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Wanderlust

Original airdate: September 04, 2018
Directed by: Luke Snellin, Lucy Tcherniak
Written by: Nick Payne
Produced by: Kate Crowther
Episodes: 6 episodes
Running time: 50 minutes per episode

Joy (Toni Collette) and Alan (Steven Mackintosh) are comfortably married with three kids. Sex has become mechanical and each of them are itching for something new, something forbidden. For Alan, he’s happy in the blissful monotony of marriage, while Joy’s disinterest in Alan is driven by his adherence to repetition. While Joy wants to mix things up, she’s in recovery from a crippling bicycle accident. Within that accident lies the narrative’s secret ambitions, wrapped up in Joy’s personal history with relationships, her parents, and loss.

Cast & Characters

Toni Collette (Joy Richards), Steven Mackintosh (Alan Richards), Joe Hurst (Tom Richards), Emma D’Arcy (Naomi Richards), Zawe Ashton (Claire Pascal), Celeste Dring (Laura Richards), Isis Hainsworth (Michelle McCullen), Royce Pierreson (Jason Hales), Kate O’Flynn (Emily Riley), Jordan Adene (Sam Morton), Megan Richards (Mimi Brookes), Anastasia Hille (Rita Bellows), Anya Chalotra (Jennifer Ashman), Dylan Edwards (Marc), Paul Kaye (Lawrence Cole), Amy Leighton (Young Joy), Sophie Okonedo (Angela Bowden), Simon Tcherniak (Josh Riley), Andy Nyman (James Marcham), Dominic Herman-Day (Young Lawrence), Jeremy Swift (Neil Bellows), Luke Thomas Taylor (Young Alan), Chloe Harris (Emma), William Ash (Marvin Walters), Alexia Khadime (Natalie), Laura Checkley (Paula), Robin Weaver (Elaine Marcham), Katharine Ingle (Stevie Cole), George Taylor (Adam Cooper), Ashley McGuire (Janet Malherbe), This Is The Kit (Live Band), Imran Yusuf (Nilesh), Trevor Murphy (Joy’s Father), Ben Dilloway (Dr Simon Stevens), Jason Eddy (Rob), Bally Gill (Michael Green), Simon Norbury (Jimmy)