With his career and life in ruins, Tom Ronstadt returns to his hometown where he finds his estranged father now in the grip of Alzheimers. As Tom struggles to adapt to the place he once knew as home, he begins to unravel a mystery from his childhood.
John Simm plays Tom Ronstadt, a successful London journalist whose world has fallen apart and it's all his own doing. With his career and life in ruins he decides to return to his home town in Lancashire for the first time in 18 years. He finds his father Sam (Jim Broadbent), who Tom idolised as a child, in the grip of Alzheimer's – a once formidable man now being cared for by his younger sister Nancy.