Well. If you’re the BBC, how do you follow the biggest ratings success in British TV drama for years? With another homegrown drama, of course. Trying to fill those big Richard Madden-sized shoes is four-parter The Cry, based on the novel by Helen FitzGerald, in which Scot Joanna (Jenna Coleman) and her Australian husband Alistair (Ewen Leslie) travel from Scotland to Australia in order to fight for custody of Alistair’s daughter from his first marriage. While there, though, their baby son goes missing.
The cast is interesting: on the Aussie side of things Leslie is joined by Asher Keddie (as Alistair’s ex-wife) and Alex Dimitriades, all of whom are seriously big news in their home country. Stella Gonet and Sophie Kennedy are helping Coleman to fly the Saltire. I’m not planning to watch, but I can rest assured that if this is even half-decent (or less) I’ll be hearing all about it (tonight, 9pm, BBC One).