The Tourist begins with a traffic collision with a truck for an as-yet-unnamed man, played by Jamie Dornan, who then wakes up in a hospital bed, but has no idea who he is, or that he’s been in a number of TV dramas, plus that silly movie franchise with lots of ‘oh la la!’
It’s difficult to go into detail without giving spoilers, and there’s various bits of intrigue which obviously I won’t spoil in advance, because the point is that you find out when it’s relayed to you in the drama. However, safe to say, whatever he’s done, someone’s on their way to pay a visit. But who? Will we find out? For a series which lasts six episodes, don’t expect all the answers on day one.
So, just putting my brain into gear, after he’s looked after by nurse Helen (Danielle Macdonald), soon after we got some additional non-hospital scenes with her, leading me to expect her to return later.
Add in certain other scenes elsewhere which I don’t want to spoil (you get where this review is going), so far The Tourist looks nice from the Aussie outback locations, but I’d need more to get a feel of it.
Oh, and of course, even though the drama isn’t telling you the lead character’s name, if you go to the iPlayer, it’s there in the cast list in black and white. Duh!
UPDATE Episode 2:
The Tourist begins on Saturday January 1st 2022 at 9pm, then is on the next night also, and then continues on Sundays at 9pm. It’s not yet available to pre-order on Blu-ray or DVD.
After each episode is broadcast, they will be on the BBC iPlayer.
Episode 1: 6/10
Episode 2: 3/10
Director: Chris Sweeney
Producer: Lisa Scott
Writers: Harry Williams, Jack Williams
The Man: Jamie Dornan
Helen: Danielle Macdonald
Luci: Shalom Brune-Franklin
Billy: Olafur Darri Olafsson
Sue: Genevieve Lemon
Ralph: Danny Adcock
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