A Running Jump. Perry (Eddie Marsan). Copyright: Film4 / BBC Films.

A Running Jump

Channel 4 comedy drama about a car dealer. 1 episode in 2012. Stars Eddie Marsan, Samantha Spiro, Sam Kelly, Danielle Bird and others.

A Running Jump

Short 35 minute film about a car dealer's family. Written and directed by Mike Leigh for the London 2012 Festival

Comedy Drama
Channel 4
Eddie Marsan, Samantha Spiro, Sam Kelly, Danielle Bird, Nichole Bird, Lee Ingleby, Robert Putt, Jade Anouka and others
Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
Georgina Lowe

Award-winning British film-maker Mike Leigh created this short film reflecting on sport in everyday life - not to mention taxis and dodgy second-hand cars.

Dad sells dodgy second-hand cars, Mum runs a ladies' fitness centre, their attractive twin daughters are swimming pool lifeguards, and taxi-driver Grandad is obsessed with football. Filmed in east London in bright, bold colours, Mike Leigh's up-beat film sets this family against a world of endless sporting activity of every kind.

The film was shown at the Hackney Picturehouse on 25th June, before getting a TV broadcast the following month on Channel 4.

Production Details

Production companies
Also known as
  • Mike Leigh - A Running Jump
Music by Gary Yershon.
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 23rd July 2012 on Channel 4 at 11:10pm
Episode length
35 minutes
Last repeat
Thursday 30th August 2012 at 11:50pm

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