The Hope and the Glory + Nice
Enjoy these offbeat but compelling dramas from two outstanding writers.
The Hope and the Glory
Dir Graeme Harper
With Rudolph Walker, Maurice Denham, Carmen Munroe
Sam (Walker) is a quiet London Transport worker who prefers studying law in the evenings to socialising, until he meets Joe (Denham), a lonely elderly neighbour. But their growing friendship is tested when Joe takes Sam along to his local club. Caryl Phillips’ poignant drama is a masterpiece of understated writing.
Here and Now on Four
Channel 4-Central TV 1984
Dir Michael Hayes
With Norman Beaton
In Mustapha Matura’s acerbic and offbeat dramatic monologue, the charismatic Norman Beaton is outstanding as a well-mannered man who’s tested to the limit as he struggles to come to terms with life in the ‘Mother Country’.