A Long Way Down. Image shows from L to R: J.J. (Aaron Paul), Jess Crichton (Imogen Poots), Maureen (Toni Collette), Martin Sharp (Pierce Brosnan).

A Long Way Down

A Long Way Down. Image shows from L to R: Martin Sharp (Pierce Brosnan), Maureen (Toni Collette), Jess Crichton (Imogen Poots), J.J. (Aaron Paul).

A Long Way Down

Comedy about four very different people who meet at the top of a skyscraper, each about to throw themselves over the edge

Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Sam Neill and Rosamund Pike
Nick Hornby and Jack Thorne
Pascal Chaumeil
Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey, Christine Langan, Dario Suter, Christoph Daniel, Marc Schmidheiny, Thorsten Schumacher, Zygi Kamasa and Nick Hornby

New Year's Eve on the top of a London skyscraper. Martin is literally on the edge. A once-beloved TV personality, he's now desperate to jump. But he's not alone. Single mother Maureen, sassy teen Jess, and musician turned pizza-delivery boy JJ, have all turned up on the same roof with the same plan.

Instead of jumping, these complete strangers make a pact to stay alive and stay together until Valentine's Day at least.

Both funny and poignant, A Long Way Down follows this unlikely group of friends as they try to pull back from the brink.

Production Details

Life is looking up
UK certificate
96 minutes
Release date
Friday 21st March 2014
Laugh track

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Sunday 17th July 2016 at 10:00pm on BBC2

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