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Myra is a teen prostitute and Charlie a recently released young offender. Together they begin an affair "amid the sleaze of London street-life". Myras' jealous pimp, Frank is not amused.

Director:

John Madden

Writer:

Danny Boyle (as Daniel Boyle)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Jonny Lee Miller ... Charlie Dyce
Sarah-Jane Potts ... Myra
Peter Wight ... Frank
John Simm ... Cecil
Robert Hamilton Robert Hamilton ... Ronnie
Bill Cashmore ... Ches
Trevor Peacock ... Mr. Cadzow
Laurence Kavanagh Laurence Kavanagh ... Charlie Dyce, aged 10
Sarah Carpenter Sarah Carpenter ... Miss Hart
Louise Heaney Louise Heaney ... Mikki
Graham Fletcher-Cook ... John
Dennis Blanch Dennis Blanch ... Billy
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Myra is a teen prostitute and Charlie a recently released young offender. Together they begin an affair "amid the sleaze of London street-life". Myras' jealous pimp, Frank is not amused. Written by subby

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1994 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Carne See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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A marvelously gritty urban drama that outranks much of the traditional British fare.
11 February 2002 | by simon_wSee all my reviews

Charlie's (Johnny Lee Miller) penchant for breaking in, but yet not stealing from places, is rewarded with time inside. Weathering the temptations and taunting of inmates and officers Charlie strives to make good on the outside. A chance encounter with a Kings Cross prostitute Myra (Sarah-Jane Potts) establishes a tender and absorbing romance between the two with some promise of security and salvation, that is, until pimp Charlie decides to call a halt to the proceedings.

Brilliantly shot and acted, the film premiered on British television in 1994 as part of a season of specifically commissioned films. The film's overwhelming sense of loss and struggle draws the viewer into the gritty underworld of vice and drugs often romanticised and glamorised by similar fare. However, Madden does not pull away from the desperation of his characters and nor does he revel in it. At times touching and poignant and others shockingly brutal the film is a highly recommended gem that deserves to be viewed.


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