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"The Fear" (2012) is an English drama about a crime boss in Brighton trying to become a legitimate businessman. Unfortunately, he's also developing an aggressive form of early-onset Alzheimer's. The series shows how the latter development affects his family and friends. It also shows how he doesn't understand his own condition.

BBC
1 Season, 4 Episodes
December 3, 2012
Drama
7.2/10
Cast: Peter Mullan, Anastasia Hille, Harry Lloyd, Paul Nicholls
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The Fear Full Episode Guide

  • Richie, having rescued a young woman from Vajkal's farmhouse, is on the run. Pursued by police and Marin's gang, the Becketts are holed up in Cal's fetid hideaway when Richie has a rare moment of clarity, but will it last long enough to save his family?

  • Richie is diagnosed with a virulent form of early-onset dementia. Marin's gang dumps the body of the decapitated girl in order to implicate Cal in her killing, forcing Cal into hiding.

  • As the Becketts come under increasing pressure, Richie's mind deteriorates and he seeks help from former adversary and now respectable plastic surgeon Dr. Seb Whiting. For the sake of the family, Richie's son Matty strikes a deal with Marin's gang.

  • Recently something's been bothering Richie Beckett. He's forgetful, irritable, and unable to sleep. And to make matters worse, the less legit side of his enterprise, now run by his two sons, is under threat from a newcomer, Marin, and his Albanian family.

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