The Catch is a gripping, psychological thriller from the pen of T.M. Logan, the author of The Holiday, and adapted for the screen by Michael Crompton.
Led by BAFTA-winner Jason Watkins (The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, The Crown, Des, W1A) as Ed Collier, a proud husband, father and local fisherman determined to do whatever it takes to keep his family together.
But when rich, handsome younger man Ryan Wilson, played by Aneurin Barnard (Peaky Blinders, Time, The Goldfinch, Dunkirk), enters the life of his daughter Abbie Collier, Poppy Gilbert (Chloe, Stay Close, Leonardo, Perfect Addiction) and threatens to take her away from him, Ed finds his life spiralling out of control.
Secrets and lies are exposed with every twist and turn, including from Ed’s own past. As he is faced with the very real possibility of losing everything he’s worked so hard to achieve, can Ed discover the truth about his daughter’s new boyfriend before it’s too late?
We see Cathy Belton (Hidden Assets, Miss Scarlet & The Duke, A Little Chaos, Philomena) as Ed’s wife Claire Collier, Academy Award-winner Brenda Fricker (My Left Foot, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Casualty, Holding) plays Ed’s mother-in-law Phyllis Doyle. Ed’s best friend and business partner, Bob Chapman, is played by Ian Pirie (Halo, Guilt, Chernobyl).
Set against the hauntingly beautiful coastline of the south-west of England, this suspense-driven drama revolves around the themes of toxic masculinity and grief. The emotionally engaging and morally complex story raises the pertinent moral questions; should we be judged by the actions of our distant past and at what point do we have to stop blaming other people for the life we’ve led?
The Catch airs early next year on Channel 5.