Cuckoo: Series 2 & 3
Ben Edwards wrote on the second series of Cuckoo. Produced by Roughcut, the seven part series stars Helen Baxendale, Greg Davies, Esther Smith and Taylor Lautner.
It’s now two years since Cuckoo's disappearance and life in the Thompson family house is only just getting back to normal. Ken and Lorna are looking forward to a future without the kids under their feet. Dylan is about to go to university and Rachel is rebuilding her life with her new boyfriend, a nice-but-dull lawyer, Ben. Despite appearances, Cuckoo’s absence is still felt – not least by his young widow, Rachel. Everyone worries she’s lost her mojo since the tragic events in Asia.
But this fragile equilibrium is shattered when a handsome and mysterious young stranger appears in Lichfield looking for the man who found fame and philosophy in the simplest of hot snacks: the jack-et po-ta-to.