Starring twice Oscar nominated, BAFTA/Emmy Award winning actress Julie Waters, A Short Stay in Switzerland is a moving dramatisation of the true story of Dr Anne Turner, whose assisted suicide in a Zurich clinic made headline news.
Dr Turner was accompanied to Switzerland by her son and two daughters, who witnessed her death. With a lightness of touch, dark wit and a heartwrenching humanity, A Short Stay in Switzerland explores the controversial issue of assisted suicide through the very personal prism of this extraordinary family.
“Julie Walters’ excellent, mercurial performance… the drama itself tightened a
hand around your throat until it ached” – The Independent
STARRING: Julie Walters (Mo, Mamma Mia,Harry Potter)
CREATED BY: Frank McGuinness (The Stronger)
PRODUCER: Liz Trubridge (The Riff Raff Element, These Foolish Things)
DIRECTOR: Simon Curtis (Five Days)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Ruth Caleb (The Other Boleyn Girl)