Starfish is based on the true-life story of Tom and Nicola Ray (Tom Riley and Joanne Froggatt). When Tom puts his small daughter to bed one chilly December evening, he has everything a man could want – a beautiful wife and a second baby on the way to complete their perfect family. By the next morning, all is in jeopardy as Tom succumbs to a devastating illness.
Set against the beautiful backdrop of Rutland in the East Midlands, Starfish is a powerfully honest portrayal of the emotional depths that a family can reach when confronted with the unimaginable. It is the story of Tom and Nic Ray’s love, and the survival of that love against all odds.