Mesmerising drama interweaving the stories of a kaleidoscope of characters as their lives hit crisis point. From boy genius to terminally ill father, each is somehow connected to a long-running American TV game show. Their stories are about loneliness, loss, love and life.


  • - on
  • 2007-06-09 23:25:00 - 2007-06-10 02:25:00 on BBC Two England, BBC Two Northern Ireland Analogue, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Wales Analogue, BBC Two Wales,


  • Director Paul Anderson
  • Frank T J Mackey Tom Cruise
  • Earl Partridge Jason Robards
  • Linda Partridge Julianne Moore
  • Stanley Spector Jeremy Blackman
  • Phil Parma Philip Hoffman
  • Donnie Smith William H Macy
  • Claudia Wilson Gator Melora Walters
  • Jimmy Gator Philip Hall
  • Rose Gator Melinda Dillon
  • Officer Jim Kurring John Reilly