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FIRST LOOK Best Interests

BBC One has released the first look at Sharon Horgan and Michael Sheen in Jack Thorne’s new four-part drama Best Interests.

Best Interests promises to be a compelling, thought-provoking fictional drama from writer Jack Thorne and is a story of a family driven apart by having to make choices no parent would ever want to make.

Sharon Horgan and Michael Sheen play married couple Nicci and Andrew who have two daughters, Katie played by Alison Oliver and Marnie played by Niamh Moriarty.

Marnie has a life-threatening condition and the doctors believe it is in her best interests to be allowed to die, but her loving family disagree. And so begins a fight that will take them through every stage of a legal process, as they struggle to contemplate this huge decision. Who decides? And in whose best interests will it be?

Additional cast includes Noma Dumezweni as Samantha, Chizzy Akudolu as Mercy, Des McAleer as Eddie, Mat Fraser as Greg, Gary Beadle as Frank, Jack Morris as Tom, Pippa Haywood as Judge Spottiswood, Shane Zaza as Fred, Lucian Msamati as Derek and Lisa McGrillis as Brenda.

Produced by Jenny Frayn, alongside Sophie Gardiner, Toby Bentley for Chapter One Pictures, Jack Thorne for One Shoe Films and Lucy Richer for the BBC, it'll be directed by Michael Keillor.

Best Interests will air in 2023 on BBC One


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