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Our Friends in the North

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Our Friends in the North by Michael Eaton
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Our Friends in the North (1996) is the kind of epic drama that has ensured the BBC's peerless worldwide reputation for seriousness and excellence. In nine parts, it tells the life stories of four friends - Mary (Gina McKee), Nicky (Christopher Eccleston), Geordie (Daniel Craig) and Tosker (Mark Strong) - from adolescence to middle age. Their personal triumphs and crises unfold against the backdrop of massive social and political change in Britain - in particular the rise of Thatcherism and the dwindling of socialist ideals. Technically outstanding, Our Friends in the North is truly a 'state of the nation' drama but one which explores its large themes as well as more specific ones (domestic violence, corruption in the police and local government, iniquities in the criminal justice system) while developing its central characters with exceptional subtlety and finesse.

Author Biography

Michael Eaton is a screenwriter and playwright. His screen credits include Fellow Traveller, Shoot to Kill, Signs and Wonders and Shipman.
Release date NZ
December 1st, 2005
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
2005 ed.
Illustrations
illustrated
Imprint
BFI Publishing
Pages
134
Dimensions
133x190x12
ISBN-13
9781844570928
Product ID
2070124

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