…By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media.
Sharon Horgan and Michael Sheen, well-known actors, have joined forces to star in a compelling new documentary called “Best Interests,” created by Jack Thorne, the writer of “His Dark Materials.”
The series premiered on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Monday, June 12.
It follows the story of a family who are torn apart as they face difficult decisions that no parent would ever want to make.
A Heartbreaking Decision In the series, Sharon and Michael portray Nicci and Andrew Lloyd, devoted and proud parents.
They are confronted with an unimaginable choice when their daughter Marnie’s health declines to the point where her long-time consultant and the medical team believe that withdrawing care would be in her best interests.
The show delves into the emotional turmoil faced by the family as they navigate this heart-wrenching situation.
A Talented Ensemble Joining Sharon Horgan and Michael Sheen in the cast are esteemed actors such as Noma Dumezweni, Niamh Moriarty, Alison Oliver, Chizzy Akudolu, Des McAleer, and Mat Fraser.
Pippa Haywood takes on the role of Judge Spottiswood in the series.
Filming Locations and Synopsis “Best Interests” was primarily filmed in Cleeve Hill, while the impactful court case scenes were shot in London.
The production team constructed a specialized set for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) for the show.
The series revolves around Nicci and Andrew, who are devoted parents to Marnie (13) and Katie (17).
Marnie has a rare form of Congenital Muscular Dystrophy, a condition that limits her life expectancy.
The family has faced numerous challenges but has remained resilient, supporting each other and finding moments of joy in the midst of darkness.
However, when Marnie’s health worsens and the medical team argues that withdrawing care is in her best interests due to her pain and the invasiveness of treatments, her parents fiercely disagree.
This disagreement leads to a legal battle in the high court, where a judge will ultimately determine what is in Marnie’s best interests.
Broadcast Details “Best Interests” premiered at 9pm on Monday, June 12, on both BBC One and BBC iPlayer.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn