The lives of long-time friends Alan, Terry and Graham are turned around after they play a drunken prank on their old headmaster.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1999  
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Nil by Mouth (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A rough, short-tempered patriarch of a working class family has his life and the relationships around him slowly unravel.

Director: Gary Oldman
Stars: Ray Winstone, Kathy Burke, Charlie Creed-Miles
The Long Firm (TV Mini-Series 2004)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The lives of characters who live, love and suffer through their association with the charismatic charms of gangster Harry Starks.

Stars: Mark Strong, George Costigan, Neil Conrich
Sexy Beast (2000)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Brutal gangster Don Logan recruits "retired" safecracker Gal for one last job, but it goes badly for both of them.

Director: Jonathan Glazer
Stars: Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane
The Martins (2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Out of work, scrounger Robert Martin lives with his dysfunctional family - long suffering wife accident prone son and pregnant teenage daughter in a shabby house next door to a giant ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Grounds
Stars: Lee Evans, Eric Byrne, Lloyd Harvey
Captives (1994)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A beautiful young dentist (Ormond) working in a tough British prison starts to become attracted to a violent inmate (Roth) after the break-up of her marriage, and embarks upon an illicit ... See full summary »

Director: Angela Pope
Stars: Julia Ormond, Tim Roth, Keith Allen
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An up-and-coming gangster is tested by the insurgence of an unknown, very powerful threat.

Director: John Mackenzie
Stars: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Paul Freeman
Low Winter Sun (TV Movie 2006)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Frank Agnew is a police detective who kills for revenge and naively believes he's engineered the perfect crime.

Director: Adrian Shergold
Stars: Mark Strong, Brian McCardie, Irene Bagach
Our Friends in the North (TV Mini-Series 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A nine part series depicting the varying fortunes of four friends, Nicky, Geordie, Mary, and Tosker, from the optimistic times of 1964 to the uncertainties of 1995. Taking nine pivotal ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Eccleston, Mark Strong, Gina McKee
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

A London gangster must confront his ruthless father's past in order to alter the gritty, abusive path that his life is spiraling down after a shakedown goes awry.

Director: Antonio Simoncini
Stars: Glen Murphy, Ray Winstone, Serena Iansiti
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A shambling, out-of-work actor, desperate to win back the affections of his ex-girlfriend, unexpectedly stumbles upon a way to turn back the clock.

Director: Maria Ripoll
Stars: Lena Headey, Douglas Henshall, Penélope Cruz
Sharpe's Mission (TV Movie 1996)
Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Sharpe is teamed with a Colonel he helped promote and they are tasked to destroy a powder magazine, but an alliance with the French may threaten their success. Meanwhile, Jane is wearying of the army life and Harper and Ramona are at odds.

Director: Tom Clegg
Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden
Fever Pitch (1997)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A sports fan's romantic courtship clashes with his obsession with his favorite football team.

Director: David Evans
Stars: Colin Firth, Ruth Gemmell, Luke Aikman
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...  Alan 4 episodes, 1999
...  Terry 4 episodes, 1999
...  Graham 4 episodes, 1999
...  Alex 4 episodes, 1999
...  Pat 4 episodes, 1999
...  Molly 4 episodes, 1999
Frances Shergold ...  Laura 4 episodes, 1999
Emily Corrie ...  Becky 4 episodes, 1999
Aaron Keeling ...  Billy 4 episodes, 1999
Ronny Quirke ...  Frank 4 episodes, 1999
Michael Tucek ...  Colin 4 episodes, 1999
...  Vicar 3 episodes, 1999
Jimmy Gardner ...  Mr. Astill 2 episodes, 1999
...  Peter 2 episodes, 1999
Mark Letheren ...  Josh 2 episodes, 1999
Jo Wild ...  Dream Girl / ... 2 episodes, 1999
Edit

Storyline

The lives of long-time friends Alan, Terry and Graham are turned around after they play a drunken prank on their old headmaster.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

22 February 1999 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Ei koskaan polttareita  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(4 parts)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Three friends lives fall apart after an unusual stag night
6 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

Ray Winstone is superb in this series, but both Mark Strong and Philip Davis provide fantastic support. After a slightly bizarre stag night the lives of the three friends start to fall apart, although Alan (Ray) tries his utmost to pull his friends back together, things are never the same again. Alan thinks money can solve everything, including hiding the past, but both himself and his friends soon learn otherwise. This mini-series has so much style you couldn't shake a stick at it. Although the ending leaves you feeling you want to know more, it's still worth the ride. BBC2 drama is definitely not dead.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial