It’s a show about belonging. About tribes and families.
About the place you belong because you were born there and because your dad kissed your mum in that underpass; the places that are in your blood but also the places you adopt; that you pretend are your home and the places you change yourself to try and belong in.
These places aren’t as simple as geography. It’s also about who’s where in the pecking order. About who gets to speak and where and when.
It’s about class mobility. And regional identity. And being a Thatcher’s child.
It’s about education and ‘making good’ for yourself. And maybe about how that can leave you exiled from the place you started. With nowhere to quite belong.
They’ve been thinking about it for a really long time.