• 2016
  • UK
  • 1h 34min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Bill Clark
  • Cast: Joanne Froggatt, Tom Riley, Ellie Copping, Michele Dotrice, Phoebe Nicholls
  • UK release: 28 October 2016

Tom (Riley) falls ill with what his wife Nicola (Froggatt) thinks is food poisoning, but he is belatedly diagnosed with multiple organ failure and sepsis, necessitating multiple amputations. A gruelling dramatisation of true events, relentlessly grim, it's restrained, thoughtful and well-acted but that doesn't stop it being hard to endure.

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24 Oct 20163 stars

Joanne Froggatt stars in Bill Clark's gruelling but commendable drama based on true events

Charming his daughter with the story of how a starfish can regrow its limbs, children's writer Tom Ray (Tom Riley) has no idea of how bitterly ironic that tale will become. When he falls ill with what is assumed to be food poisoning, Tom's wife Nicola…

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