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Entertainment Channel 4's new drama The Accident slated as "dreadful" by viewers

11:06  25 october  2019
11:06  25 october  2019 Source:   digitalspy.com

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  Channel 4's new drama The Accident slated as © Channel 4 Channel 4 aired its new drama The Accident tonight (October 24), and viewers have delivered a rather damning verdict.

Starring Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley) and Joanna Scanlan (The Thick of It) and written by Jack Thorne, the four-part drama follows a small Welsh town that's left devastated after an explosion and a collapse of a regeneration project results in the death of several teenagers.

a group of people standing in front of a building: The Accident © Channel 4 The Accident The new series is inspired by the real-life tragedy of Grenfell Tower, which burned down in 2017, killing 72 residents. 

It's also loosely based on the 1966 Aberfan disaster, in which a collapse at a coal-mining plant led to a local school being covered, taking the lives of 116 children and 28 adults.

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However, while the series promises to deliver some hard hits over the course of the remaining three episodes, viewers were far from impressed by tonight's premiere, with many criticising the performances, Welsh accents, writing, plot and... well, everything else, really.

Sarah Lancashire standing in front of a fence: The Accident © Channel 4 The Accident One person tweeted: "#TheAccident 15 mins in and looks like @Channel4 have done everything they can to combine Skins, Happy Valley & Casualty into one show with the dodgiest South Walian accents."

While another wrote: "Given the cast, I had high hopes for #theaccident. So far the plot has been ridiculous. A smallish bang and the whole community flock to a building site. Reports of gas leaks and the rescue team using angle grinders? Poor!"

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Check out more of the reactions below.

The Accident airs Thursdays at 9pm on Channel 4.

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