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Recovery (2007)

Alan and Tricia Hamilton are very happy. He's the head of a building firm and on top of his game. She's a part-time beautician and mother to their two sons. One day their perfect, if ... See full summary »

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Andy De Emmony

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Tony Marchant
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Tennant ... Alan Hamilton
Sarah Parish ... Tricia Hamilton
Harry Treadaway ... Dean Hamilton
Jacob Theato Jacob Theato ... Joel Hamilton
Jay Simpson ... Johnathan
Jo McInnes Jo McInnes ... Gwen
Jim Carter ... Mr. Lockwood
Ron Donachie ... Len Hamilton
Anne Kidd Anne Kidd ... Shirley Hamilton
Jo Hartley ... Vicky Nathan
Charlotte Palmer Charlotte Palmer ... WPC
Sarah Paul ... OT
Andrew Wisher Andrew Wisher ... Neighbour 1 (as Andy Wisher)
Sue Elliott-Nichols ... Neighbour 2 (as Sue Elliott-Nicholls)
Glen Davies Glen Davies ... Headway Volunteer
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Alan and Tricia Hamilton are very happy. He's the head of a building firm and on top of his game. She's a part-time beautician and mother to their two sons. One day their perfect, if unremarkable, life is torn apart when a last-minute decision to pop out for a quick drink with a colleague sees Alan step out in front of a passing car. The resulting accident leaves him in a deep coma but with remarkably few physical injuries. Desperately worried about him, Tricia is delighted when he comes round - only to discover that the man she loved has disappeared. His behaviour's changed, he's lost all of his inhibitions and he veers from angry and frustrated to vulnerable and childlike. Simple tasks like making toast and getting dressed are beyond him, he's unable to hold down the job he loves and he plays and laughs with his sons as if he's a child. Alan's behaviour puts his relationship with Tricia under intolerable pressure. She longs to find the husband she loves in there somewhere - but ... Written by Anonymous

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 2007 (UK) See more »

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David Tennant worked on the TV movie between Seasons 2 and 3 of "Doctor Who". See more »

Quotes

Alan Hamilton: [OT opens the shower curtain] What are you doing?
OT: Alan, you need to turn the shower on.
Alan Hamilton: I'm drying myself off.
OT: But you haven't got wet yet.
[sees Alan masturbate]
OT: And Alan...
Alan Hamilton: [exasperated] What now?
OT: Do you mind not masturbating in front of me?
Alan Hamilton: Don't look then!
OT: Do you want to try the shower again?
[...]
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I hate to see a grown man cry, but.....
26 February 2007 | by ichobodcraneSee all my reviews

I was blubbing like an idiot during the last ten minutes of this exceptional piece of television. I have to say that the idea of sitting down to view 90 minutes of what was bound to be pretty depressing material on a Sunday, was not a welcome one. The thought of yet another, over worthy, BAFTA winning possibility did not enthuse me......However the end result knocked me for 6. This is some of the best television I have seen in ages. For years I was under the impression that all originality had left the BBC's drama department. Our Friends in the North was the last production that truly blew me away and that was 10 years ago. However faith is restored and honour is satisfied. David Tenant was incredible! So many actors I can think of would have really gone to town on a part like this, but never once did I see Mr Tenant as an actor or as the Doctor, all I saw was Alan Hamilton. I haven't had my heart wrenched this much since Daniel Craigs performance as Geordie Peacock all those years ago. Sarah Parish was also incredible and I really hope this role brings her better roles in the future. All of the cast were great but special mention must go to the director who really placed us inside Alans head. The toaster scene, in particular, made me feel quite queasy.


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