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

A Running Jump

Channel 4 comedy drama. 1 episode in 2012. Stars Eddie Marsan, Samantha Spiro, Sam Kelly, Danielle Bird, Nichole Bird, Lee Ingleby, Robert Putt 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

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2012
Channel
Channel 4
Episodes
1
Starring
Eddie Marsan, Samantha Spiro, Sam Kelly, Danielle Bird, Nichole Bird, Lee Ingleby, Robert Putt, Jade Anouka and others
Writer
Mike Leigh
Director
Mike Leigh
Producers
Georgina Lowe, Gail Egan, Tessa Ross, Christine Langan and Ruth Mackenzie

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
Laugh track
None

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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