Bodily Harm

Bodily Harm

Bodily Harm zeroes in on an apparently ordinary suburban family whose lives are suddenly rocked to their very foundations. Mitchel Greenfield (Timothy Spall) is on the surface a well-balanced and happy family man. He loves his wife Mandy (Lesley Manville) dotes on his sparky teenage daughter Nic (newcomer Sadie Thompson) and is a devoted son to his ageing parents, Sidney (George Cole) and Sheila (Annette Crosbie).

However, on the eve of his forty-fourth birthday, he is struck by a volley of devastating psychological blows. Mitchel’s world begins to collapse, and he struggles with all his might to cling on to the one thing he holds most dear; his family. It makes for a deeply affecting and ultimately life-affirming drama about the stresses and strains of 21st century family life.

  • programme details
    Writer
    Tony Grounds
    Director
    Joe Wright
    Producer
    Catherine Wearing
    Executive Producer
    Greg Brenman
    Main Talent
    Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, George Cole, Annette Crosbie
    Transmission Channel
    Channel 4
    Transmission Date
    14th October 2002
    Number of episodes
    2
    Episode Length
    75mins