Jackie works as a CCTV operator. Each day she watches over a small part of the world, protecting the people living their lives under her gaze. One day a man appears on her monitor, a man she thought she would never see again, a man she never wanted to see again. Now she has no choice, she is compelled to confront him.
Glasgow, summer, 1973. Dustmen are striking; bags of garbage add to the blight of council flats and a fetid canal. Ryan, who's about 12, drowns during a play fight with his neighbor, the ... See full summary »
If the BBC are not doing so well anywhere else in their programming, they seem to know how to pick great drama's. After the success of such programmes as "This Life", they have done it again by commissing a drama about the live's of a group of twenty-somethings. Set in Glasgow, the pace is quick & relentless keeping the story flowing, never letting you catch your breath for a second. The characters are well laid out & rich in detail, with new revelations in each episode. Well played by the cast with great honesty & commitment to their roles. The direction is slick, however the director can sometimes get over enthusiastic, with the use of effects. All in all a gritty slice of life, taking in the drug culture of today & the lives it effects. Without the hang up's of a moral or social view, just down to earth how it is.
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