Wanderlust cast and spoilers from BBC One’s new drama


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Is monogamy outdated?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 October 2 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, in the midst of all the turbulence in her life, Joy’s regular therapy session with Angela (Sophie Okonedo) becomes an in-depth exploration of the secrets Joy has been hiding from everyone, even herself.

Next week, the series concludes as Joy (Toni Collette) and Alan (Steven Mackintosh) must face up to the seismic changes in their lives. After a tense encounter with Claire (Zawe Ashton), Joy takes a risk and goes on a bold journey.

The kids are experiencing major life changes of their own, as son Tom’s (Joe Hurst) new relationship progresses in a surprising way and daughter Laura (Celeste Dring) figures out exactly what, and who, she wants for herself.

Joy must make one, final decision about her future..