White Heat: Season 1 (2012)



Critic Consensus: With nonsensical writing and two-dimensional characters, White Heat fades away as another lackluster story utilizing tired time-period progression gimmicks.


Air date: May 9, 2012
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Air date: Jun 6, 2012
Air date: Jun 13, 2012

Season Info

This six-episode series follows the lives of seven students who meet in 1965 and, despite their mixed backgrounds, become friends while living together in London. In a unique approach, each episode takes place during a different time period between 1965 and 1990 and chronicles their lives as they intertwine and deal with the changing world around them. Sam Claflin and Reece Ritchie star.

Network: BBC
Created By:
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Lindsay Duncan
Lindsay Duncan
as Older Lilly
Claire Foy
Claire Foy
as Charlotte
Hugh Quarshie
Hugh Quarshie
as Older Victor
Juliet Stevenson
Juliet Stevenson
as Older Charlotte
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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

Staying the course may prove to be time decently spent.

Full Review… | May 9, 2012
Uncle Barky
Top Critic

The series can be demanding, requiring an effort to suspend disbelief and also overlook the characters' frequent unpleasantness.

Full Review… | May 9, 2012

The story is good and now that we know who's who, where's who and in what year, maybe we can enjoy lighter taps from the narrative hammer in forthcoming episodes.

Full Review… | May 9, 2012

Curiously watchable, but in its attempts to cover all bases, this new series could turn out to tell us stuff we've heard a hundred times before.

Full Review… | May 9, 2012
Metro [UK]

Milne turns each character into such a cipher it feels more like a game of Guess Who than a plausible dramatic conceit.

Full Review… | May 9, 2012
Daily Telegraph

Will I tune in next time? Probably, albeit with less enthusiasm.

Full Review… | May 9, 2012
New Statesman

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