From There to Here

From There to Here is a British drama television series, first broadcast on BBC One on 22 May 2014. The drama begins in June 1996, on the day of the 1996 Manchester bombing and covers four years, including New Labour in government in 1997 and the Millennium celebrations of 2000.[1]

From There to Here
Created byPeter Bowker
Directed byJames Strong
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes3
Executive producers
  • Peter Bowker
  • Derek Wax
  • Stephen Wright
ProducerTim Bricknell
Running time60 minutes
Production companyKudos
DistributorEndemol Shine UK
Original network
Picture format16:9 1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original release22 May (2014-05-22) –
5 June 2014 (2014-06-05)


A sweet factory is run by both Daniel Cotton (Philip Glenister) and his father Samuel Cotton (Bernard Hill). Daniel lives with his wife Clare (Saskia Reeves) and their two children, Charlie (Daniel Rigby) and Louise (Morven Christie). Daniel's brother Robbo (Steven Mackintosh) runs a nightclub in Manchester and has a rift with Samuel. Daniel, Samuel and Robbo are the victims of a blast, along with Joanne (Liz White), a hotel cleaner.[1]



The music score is composed by I Am Kloot.[4][5] See also: From There to Here.


Peter Bowker, the creator of the series, said:

I wanted to write a love letter to Manchester – warts 'n all – and to do it through a family saga that captured something of the city's pace, life and humour. To attract a cast of this quality and a director of the calibre of James Strong is incredibly exciting and just about compensates for the presence of a City fan as executive producer in the form of fellow Mancunian, Derek Wax.[1]

Philip Glenister who plays Daniel said: "I'm really excited to be involved in such a terrific new drama written by Peter Bowker. Also to be working alongside such an outstanding cast and crew. And of course to be back filming in my adopted home town of Manc [Manchester]!"[1][6]

Derek Wax, one of the executive producers, said he was excited to be part of From There to Here with Peter Bowker, which differs from their previous collaborations that were based in Manchester (Occupation and Flesh and Blood).[1] He also said Bowker brought "complexity, originality, scale and humour" and said of his delight about the excellence of the cast and director James Strong.[1]

Filming began in Manchester in September 2013.[1][7] The series was commissioned by Danny Cohen and Ben Stephenson.[1] Tim Bricknell is the producer and the executive producers are Peter Bowker, Derek Wax and Stephen Wright.[1]

Home mediaEdit

The DVD edition of the series was released by Acorn Media UK on 9 June 2014.
A CD with the soundtrack was released by Kudos Film and Television on 24 November 2014.[8]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Stellar cast assemble for Peter Bowker's new BBC One drama, From There To Here". BBC. 14 September 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  2. ^ Upton, Katie (7 October 2013). "School's out for pint-sized star". Blackpool Gazette. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Matthew takes TV role in his stride". Oldham Chronicle. 8 October 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  4. ^ Creamer, Jon (14 May 2014). "Behind the scenes: From There to Here". Televisual Media UK Ltd. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  5. ^ Moan, Joe (May 2014). "From There To Here, a "Love Letter For Manchester"". VIVA Lifestyle Magazine. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  6. ^ Curtis, Beth (14 September 2013). "'Life on Mars' Glenister, White reunite for BBC's 'From There To Here'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  7. ^ Plunkett, John (14 September 2013). "BBC1 drama From There to Here recalls 1996 Manchester bombing". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  8. ^ I Am Kloot – From There To Here (2014, CD), retrieved 3 August 2021

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