Beautiful Thing

Channel 4 comedy drama. 1 episode in 1996. Stars Glen Berry, Scott Neal, Linda Henry, Tameka Empson, Ben Daniels, Meera Syal, Martin Walsh and others.

Beautiful Thing

During a hot summer on Thamesmead housing estate in South East London, two teenage lads find themselves drawn together

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
1996
Channel
Channel 4
Episodes
1
Starring
Glen Berry, Scott Neal, Linda Henry, Tameka Empson, Ben Daniels, Meera Syal, Martin Walsh, Steven Martin and others
Writer
Jonathan Harvey
Director
Hettie Macdonald
Producers
Tony Garnett and Bill Shapter

Two boys, Jamie and Ste, are neighbours on a South London housing estate. One is dealing with his emerging homosexuality, the other with a brutal alcoholic bully of a father. But in spite of this, a sweet, tender love kindles between them. Their relationship forms the core of the film, but the quirky characters that surround around them, not least the Mama Cass-obsessed Leah and Jamie's tough and sexy mum, are equally enticing.

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
Original music composed, conducted and arranged by John Altman
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 21st June 1996 on Channel 4
Episode length
90 minutes
Last repeat
Saturday 8th July 2017 at 1:05am on Film4

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