Beaten- 2005

Robson Green stars in this powerful, complex and emotional one-hour film for BBC Daytime about love struggling for survival in a climate of fear and violence, exploring the issues of power, control and jealousy in a Newcastle family.

At the heart of this love story is Michael, a docker. A hard man in a hard world, Michael has a secret. Haunted by a tormented past and childhood betrayal, when violence erupts in his home the whole family fights to stop their world from crumbling. Michael goes on the run with Jamie, his young son, and his wife, Stephanie, finds her own painful childhood history repeating itself.

Michael Warren