Electric Dreams (2017– )
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The Commuter 

Ed Jacobson (Timothy Spall), a train station employee, is alarmed to discover that a number of commuters are taking the train to a town that shouldn't exist. When he investigates for ... See full summary »

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Tom Harper

Writers:

Philip K. Dick (based on the short stories by), Jack Thorne
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Spall ... Ed Jacobson
Anthony Boyle ... Sam
Rudi Dharmalingam ... Bob Paine
Rebecca Manley Rebecca Manley ... Mary
Tuppence Middleton ... Linda
Anne Reid ... Martine Jenkins
Hayley Squires ... Waitress
Nicole Agada Nicole Agada ... Woman with Pushchair
Ann Akin ... Dr. Simpson
Rebecca Birch Rebecca Birch ... Engaged Woman
Tom Brooke ... Tall Man in Light Coat
Lauren Carse ... Police Officer
Brodie Jouxson ... Young Sam
Matthew Jure Matthew Jure ... Busy Man
Naveed Khan ... Helpful Pakistani Man
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Ed Jacobson (Timothy Spall), a train station employee, is alarmed to discover that a number of commuters are taking the train to a town that shouldn't exist. When he investigates for himself, he comes face to face with an alternate reality that forces him to confront his own struggles around his relationship with his wife Mary (Rebecca Manley) and his very troubled son Sam (Anthony Boyle). Written by Channel 4

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Sci-Fi

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English

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12 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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PKD Electric Dreams Main Title
Written by Harry David Gregson-Williams
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Life Upside Down and Inside Out
21 January 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is remindful of existentialist drama. One the one had we continue to push that rock up the hill, knowing at least that it is about free will. The problem is that one needs to find happiness in the act. Ed has a son who is prone to violent behavior and this gives him great pause day after day. One day he is taken into another reality by being maneuvered to a town that is not supposed to exist. This town has been created for him and the decisions he makes there affect his "real" life, including the elimination of his son. When he returns to his home, he is filled with guilt but also with some relief. But then it dawns on him that his son is more than his violent behavior. He is connected to this man by more than his shortcomings. They share a love of music and when Sam, the son, is treated kindly he responds lovingly. Since he is a psychological mess, he can be highly dangerous. What transpires is the cravings of a man who needs to do right.


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