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Television

A neat fantasy that asks why Britons don't revolt: BBC1's The Way reviewed

24 February 2024

9:00 AM

24 February 2024

9:00 AM

The Way

BBC1

Breathtaking

ITV

‘The British don’t revolt, they grumble,’ said someone in the first episode of The Way. But what if we ever reversed this policy? That was the question posed by a drama that’s clearly a passion project for its director, Michael Sheen – and therefore set in Wales.

More specifically, The Way takes place in Port Talbot, the south Welsh town in which Sheen grew up and to which he moved back a few years ago, unexpectedly preferring it to LA.

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