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Watch trailer for new show ‘Years And Years’ by Queer As Folk creator, Russell T Davies

From award-winning writer Russell T Davies, Years And Years is a brand new six-part drama which follows the lives of a single family, the Lyons, over a period of fifteen years in a Britain rocked by unstable political, economic and technological change.

Two-time Oscar winner Emma Thompson (The Children Act, Late Night) stars in the family saga as Vivienne Rook, an outspoken celebrity turned political figure whose controversial opinions divide the nation. She’s a new breed of politician, an entertainer, a rebel, a trickster, and her rise to power leads us into an unknown future.

Bafta-nominated Rory Kinnear (Spectre, Peterloo) joins Emma as Stephen Lyons, a financial advisor and the family’s peacekeeper who is married to Celeste played by T’Nia Miller, (Obey, Marcella), an ambitious and opinionated accountant.

Russell Tovey (The History Boys, Quantico) will play Daniel Lyons, a hard-working housing officer and Stephen’s brother. Their sister Edith, played by Jessica Hynes (Paddington 2, W1A), is radical, dangerous and calculating with a secret life. And completing the siblings is heavily pregnant Rosie, played by Ruth Madeley, (Cold Feet, Don’t Take My Baby). Anne Reid (Last Tango In Halifax, The Mother) presides over the family as Muriel, imperial grandmother to the Lyons.

Speaking to the Radio Times, Russell T Davies said: “It’s a family saga, about ordinary Manchester family. Because family sagas often travel through time, like through World War Two, or through the 20s, this one goes into the future.”

“It starts in 2019 and goes forward 15 years. It starts in 2019 and goes forward 15 years. So you see where we’re heading. History and society seems to be mad at the moment, it seems to be quite a fevered time. So it’s trying to capture that, it’s trying to guess where we’re going.”

Years And Years will air on BBC and HBO mid-2019.

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