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Julie Maisey ...
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Our narrator looks fondly back at his childhood in Liverpool and the antics of his best friend Johnno. Well known for being a showman and a keen one for joking and the like, Johnno starts to change for the worse after he announced that his father has died. Written by Bob the Moo

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Narrator: Mo, she was thick as pig shit. When she was pissed she took a roast chicken to bed with her, then complained about grease on the sheets.
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A mind-blowing journey into the darker side.....
30 August 2003 | by (Bath, England) – See all my reviews

Saw Dad's Dead on Channel 4's Outside season and thought it was amazing. I've never seen a film which conveys what it's like to be a teenager so well. Ian Hart's troubled narrator really struck a chord with me. His character is attacked and forced to do terrible things against his will by a bully called Johnno. It was like my school days all over again. It gave me the creeps. Scary stuff! I've never seen a film quite like it before. Hope Channel 4 repeat it!


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