Kate Winslet and Idris Elba star in this action adventure as two strangers who charter a plane to complete their urgent journeys, but who – when the plane crashes – must work together to survive extreme conditions. Surgeon Ben Bass (Elba) has an emergency operation to perform in Baltimore, but his plane’s been cancelled. He’s at a loss, but then Alex Martin (Winslet), a journalist who needs to get home to get married the next day, approaches him and suggests they pool their resources and charter a plane. They find a pilot, Walter (Beau Bridges), and off they go, pleasantly getting to know each other in the back of the small craft. Then the plane starts beeping. It’s not usually good news when small planes beep is it? Next thing Ben knows, he’s crawling out of half an aeroplane and staring over a vast expanse of frozen mountain peaks. And there’s no one else there. No one. As Alex comes around, Ben summarises the situation, ‘Alex, look at me, you’ve really hurt your leg. Your phone’s smashed. My phone has no signal. And we’re pretty high up on the mountain.’ And when it comes to the question of whether they should stay, or should they go, there’s a mountain between them. Whatever happens, doesn’t look like any surgery or marrying is gonna get done, does it?
The Mountain Between Us – Saturday 9pm on Channel 4