Dying Joan Ames meets criminal Dan Hardesty on a luxury liner as he is being transported back to America by policeman Steve Burke to face execution. Joan and Dan fall in love, their fates unbeknownst to one another.
I have always been a fan of Jack Dee, in particular his deadpan delivery in his stand-up, so I was very excited when I heard about his TV venture 'Tunnel of Love'. I was certainly not disappointed. Jack uses his unique style of comedy mixed with enough emotion and vulnerability to play the unlucky in love fairground owner Roy Phelps. It was a completely different side to Jack, and with an equally strong performance from Josephine Butler as Roy's love interest the drama fulfilled and raised my expectations. The comic timing of the script was perfect, especially with the unusual mix of fairground staff! I hope to see Jack in similar projects in the near future, even a complete series of 'Tunnel of Love', although only if it stars Dee and is written by the incredibly talented Simon Nye.
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