The Accident is a four part drama for Channel 4 written by Jack Thorne (National Treasure, Kiri).
In a community that has been left behind, a large construction project offers hope for a better future. But that future disappears when a local politician’s rebellious daughter leads a gang of friends onto the building site and an explosion leads the building to collapse.
In the aftermath of the tragedy, grief quickly turns to anger. Unwilling to accept that their children were to blame, the families cry for justice. And as the gears of justice slowly turn challenging truths begin to emerge. When the spotlight shifts onto one of the town’s own sons the town threatens to tear itself apart.
It falls to the Council Leader’s long-suffering wife, now caring for a daughter with a lifelong disability, to hold the community together. And as the powers that be fail to deliver closure for the town, it’s up to her to lead them on the march for justice, no matter the cost.
4 x 60 min drama for Channel 4
Starring: Sarah Lancashire, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Joanna Scanlan, Eiry Thomas, Mark Lewis-Jones, Genevieve Barr, Adrian Scarborough
Written by: Jack Thorne
Director: Sandra Goldbacher
Executive Producers: George Faber, George Ormond, Jack Thorne
Producer: Morenike Williams