Years and Years is a brand new drama, written and created by Russell T Davies, continuing tonight on BBC One.
The new series is described as “an epic saga that takes an ordinary family and catapults them through the next 15 years.”
As society changes, faster than ever, the Lyons will experience everything they hope for in the future, and everything they fear. They’ll fall in and out of love and grow old, fall apart and come back together, while constantly looking forward.
Each episode propels viewers a year or two ahead, following the lives of Daniel (Russell Tovey), Stephen (Rory Kinnear) and his wife Celeste (T’Nia Miller), sisters Rosie (Ruth Madeley) and Edith (Jessica Hynes), Gran Muriel (Anne Reid) and the family’s children, as they navigate a world made unstable by politics, the economy and technological advances.
The BBC tease: “Years and Years is about family. It shows how we survive against the backdrop of a political world in which you can’t tell right from left any more. The tone is fierce, funny, heartbreaking and, ultimately, shows one family’s determination to survive the future.”
Episodes air Tuesday, 9PM on BBC One. The third of six episodes airs this evening, Tuesday May 28 at 9PM.
You can watch and catch up online via the BBC iPlayer.
Years and Years cast
- Vivienne Rook – Emma Thompson
- Muriel Deacon – Anne Reid
- Stephen Lyons – Rory Kinnear
- Daniel Lyons – Russell Tovey
- Rosie Lyons – Ruth Madeley
- Edith Lyons – Jessica Hynes
- Celeste Bisme-Lyons T’Nia Miller
- Bethany Bisme-Lyons Lydia West
- Ruby Bisme-Lyons – Jade Alleyne
- Lee Lyons – Callum Woolford
- Lincoln Lyons – Jett Moises, Aaron Ansari and Aiden Li
- Ralph Cousins – Dino Fetscher
- Viktor Goraya – Maxim Baldry
Years and Years spoilers
In tonight’s third episode, Stephen (Rory Kinnear) and Celeste (T’Nia Miller) try to rebuild their shattered lives.
But Daniel’s (Russell Tovey) world turns to terror when Viktor (Mixim Baldry) has to flee from Kiev, and Daniel uses his birthday party at Muriel’s (Anne Reid) to reveal his dangerous plan to family and friends.
Rosie (Ruth Madeley) loses her job, while Edith’s (Jessica Hynes) former life as an activist calls her back into action on a secret mission. But the Lyons children are united when they discover that their long-absent father, Vincent, has died.
On the day of the General Election that sees Viv Rook (Emma Thompson) rising to power, they attend the funeral and face many home truths.
Back at home Celeste is left alone to cope, as Bethany’s (Lydia West) obsessions lead her into terrible danger.