Wanderlust cast and spoilers from BBC One's new drama


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Wanderlust is back tonight on BBC One but who's on the cast and what's it all about?

Is monogamy outdated? Can you love more than one person? After years of respectable marriage Joy and Alan are going to try doing what’s right for them.

Produced by Drama Republic (Doctor Foster, King Charles III, The Honourable Woman) and written by award-winning playwright Nick Payne (Constellations, The Sense of an Ending, If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet), Wanderlust is an exciting new drama for BBC One.

The six-part series continues tonight, Tuesday September 18 at 9PM.

Wanderlust cast

Starring Emmy and Golden Globe winning Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine, About A Boy, Hereditary) as Joy Richards, Wanderlust is a searingly insightful and funny exploration of the relationships of a multi-generational family.

Joined by Steven Mackintosh (A Song For Jenny, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, The Halcyon), Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat, Not Safe For Work, Case Histories) and Royce Pierreson (Line of Duty, Our Girl, Murdered By My Boyfriend), Wanderlust looks at how we build and maintain happy relationships and asks if lifelong monogamy is possible - or even desirable.

Joy Richards is a therapist trying to find a way to keep the spark with her husband, Alan, alive after a cycling accident causes her to reassess their relationship. As we meet her family, friends, neighbours and clients, remarkable yet relatable stories of love, lust and forbidden desire emerge.

Wanderlust spoilers

In tonight's episode, Joy (Toni Collette) must deal with the fallout from Laura’s (Celeste Dring) discovery.

The rules of experiment are put under serious strain as Joy bumps into first love Lawrence (Paul Kaye) in a pharmacy, and Alan’s connection to Claire becomes more intense.

Mysterious memories from her past continue to plague Joy, jeopardising her relationship with a client.

Meanwhile, Tom’s (Joe Hurst) “practice” with Michelle (Isis Hainsworth) awakens surprising new feelings between the two friends.

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