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Michael Winterbottom's Everyday wasn't just the best TV drama of the week, it was one of the strongest pieces of TV this year. Uncompromising, unusual and worthy of every BAFTA that comes its way, the prison drama may not have been the cheeriest two hours of my life, but it had me gripped from beginning to end. John Simm, an actor who I trust as a stamp of approval for pretty much any TV project, played Ian, a father of four and husband to Karen (Shirley Henderson). He was in jail for an unspecified crime and Winterbottom's film avoided prison cliches, centering on the mundanity of life behind bars and the disconnection a prisoner suffers from reality, rather than the stereotypical tales of fist fights in the yard and dodgy prison guards. The film tried to capture the effects of prison isolation on the prisoner and more specifically their »

- By Alex Fletcher

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