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26 December 2008 (UK) See more »
Gemma collects money out of parking meters. But really she's obsessed with Elvis. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Lauren Brooks ... Young Gemma

Jim Carter ... Brian Perkins
Connie Fisher ... Gemma Perkins

Geraldine James ... Joyce Perkins
Robert Putt ... William

Paul Barber ... Donald

Danny Szam ... Trevor

Rebecca Night ... Becci
Malinda Parris ... Colleen

Danielle Walters ... Falicia
Paul Bown ... Mr. Thornton

Ben Crompton ... Steve Campbell
Nicholas Parsons ... TV Presenter

Joe Absolom ... Marcus Stewart
Osmund Bullock ... Auctioneer
Adam Christopher ... P.C. Jackson
Richard Pepple ... P.C. Morris

William Tapley ... Defence Lawyer
Eve Matheson ... Prosecution Lawyer

Rupert Vansittart ... Judge
Ashley McGuire ... Prison Inmate

Directed by
Michael Samuels 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Graham  written by

Produced by
Jill Green .... producer
Eve Gutierrez .... producer
Graeme MacArthur .... line producer
Catherine Oldfield .... development producer
Original Music by
Daniel Giorgetti 
Cinematography by
Ian Moss 
Film Editing by
St. John O'Rorke 
Production Design by
Catrin Meredydd 
Set Decoration by
Steve Oakes 
Costume Design by
Heather Howell 
Makeup Department
Lesley Lamont-Fisher .... makeup designer
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lydia Currie .... first assistant director
Andy Hodgson .... third assistant director
Art Department
Damian Butlin .... props
Laura Conway-Gordon .... assistant art director
Hannah Evans .... production buyer
Caroline Harper .... stand-by art director
Rob MacPherson .... props
Catrin Meredydd .... set designer
Sound Department
Robert Brazier .... foley mixer
David Lascelles .... sound mixer
Ian Wilkinson .... dialogue editor
Rowena Wilkinson .... foley artist
Andy Bennett .... stunts
Jason White .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Annis .... first assistant camera
Vince Goddard .... gaffer
Dean Murray .... second assistant camera
Sam Smithard .... assistant camera
Casting Department
David Cooper .... casting associate
Daniel Edwards .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Marsha Bramwell .... assistant editor
Toby Quickenden .... assistant editor
Location Management
Donald Cameron .... location manager
Music Department
Daniel Giorgetti .... orchestrator
Ian Neil .... music supervisor
Other crew
Chan Chau .... production coordinator
Ian Pearce .... security
Nick Williams .... production office runner
Essa Zahir .... adr voice

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You'll Never Walk Alone ... eventually, 5 June 2009
Author: Roxanne Tellier from Toronto, ON Canada

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

This is a sweet little 'made for TV' feature, based on a true story, about a young woman, unable to connect with the people around her. After losing her mother at a young age, her father remarries, and Gemma feels alone. Obsessing on her youthful crush on Elvis Presley and his music, she grows up to be a meter maid for the Council. Mousey and shy, she never clicks with the other office staff, and avoids becoming close to anyone. Hearing a busker playing an Elvis song as she returns from collecting the meter coins, she impulsively takes a 1 pound coin from the takings, and throws it into his guitar case. Back at the office, she fiddles the figures to show the take down by the 1 pound, and begins a note book, posting the 1 pound she means to return to the council. But it's a slippery slope, and as the days pass, she begins to use more and more of the coins to collect Elvis memorabilia, hiding it in the family attic. The story of Gemma, lonely and withdrawn, is well portrayed by the lead actress, and the other cast members, notably the actor portraying the father, are believable and sympathetic. I enjoyed this 'slice of life', this peek into the minds and hearts of the people next door. They could be your neighbours; you may have passed similar people on your way to work, and never noticed or cared that they existed. When the theft is inevitably discovered, Germma's task is to learn and grow from her experience, and to learn to not be afraid of reaching out for the companionship she craves.

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