Beautiful Thing

Channel 4 comedy drama. 1 episode in 1996.

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
Writer
Jonathan Harvey

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.

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