Radio host Alan Bird witnesses how an ice cream van is attacked and destroyed by an angry competitor. This leads him into the struggle between two Italian families, the Bernardis and the Rossis, over whose ice cream vans can sell where in Glasgow. Written by
Alan Bird is getting nothing he wants this Christmas.
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Did You Know?
Peter Capaldi's family, who were quite well known for being ice cream makers, supplied all the ice cream for the film. (Capaldi worked with Forsyth on Local Hero). See more
You see Dickie arriving at the radio station at around 6am. The film is set at Christmas time in Glasgow, so at that time of year the sunrise is about 9am. Yet we can see the city skyline through the window and not just a dark view. See more
During the end credits, Alan 'Dickie' Bird (Bill Paterson) is heard taping and screwing up a radio commercial. See more