Tony has had a tough life. Always missing out and having to make allowances for his brother he doubts that Charles truly has a legitimate illness, and bitterly resents him for having taken up too much of their mother’s attention and resources.
He finds happiness and love early in his life with Clare, an attractive trophy wife who adores him and builds her life around him and the children. They have little to do with his family until the funeral.
To Tony’s straight and narrow mind of building houses and playing football Charles is a self-absorbed chatter-box with no sense of responsibility and awareness of others, and his friends are a bunch of ‘freaks’.
Find out how he and his wife Clare deal with grief and loss, their differences with Charles and the challenges lying ahead for them.
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When Charles and Tony’s mother dies the estranged brothers must struggle to pick up the pieces, particularly so given that one of them is mentally challenged and the other bitter about his place within the family. The conflict is drawn out over materialistic issues, but there are other underlying problems which go to the heart of what it means to be part of a family which, in one way or another. has cast one aside. Prejudice, misconceptions and the human condition in all forms feature in this contemporary drama revolving around a group of people who attend the subsequent funeral at the British South Coast. Meet flamboyant gardener Charles, loner Simon, selfless psychic Elaine, narcissistic body-builder Edgar, Martha and her version of unconditional love and many others as they try to deal with the event and its aftermath.