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Jenny Northwood is a single mother struggling to raise her two girls. Her mother, Mary, is a source of stability until she becomes unwell.


Critic Reviews for Care

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

  • It is a spare, tight, moving piece of drama that should force us all to care - about who will look after us in our old age, who will look after them and who will fund it all. We're none of us getting any younger, you know.

    Mar 8, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Lucy Mangan

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  • It's an unrelenting piece of drama, a battle with bureaucracy in which there is no particularly cheerful outcome. But for anyone who has dealt with the health service and questions of care for the elderly, it will ring true.

    Dec 7, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Even in hard-to-watch scenes where she struggled to speak, lashed out violently and wandered the streets as her dementia developed, we glimpsed the humanity of the woman behind the breakdown.

    Mar 8, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • For all the careful shaping of the narrative, it was not entirely possible to camouflage the flavour of a pulpit infomercial. But as has happened before with prime time drama, if Care proves an effective loudhailer it will have done its job.

    Dec 21, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It was as subtle as a head-butt, but McGovern doesn't mind as long as you get the message.

    Dec 18, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • It was Smith, though, who was the emotional core, never "acting natural," with all the eye-catching tics and inflections that suggests, but just being it, showing grief, love and frustration without one showy note.

    Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…

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