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Mr Understood

Sky Arts comedy drama. 1 episode in 2013. Stars Tom Brooke, Tommy McDonnell, Neil Dudgeon, Claire Skinner, Amy Midson, Louise Davidge, Barry Wilson and others.

Mr Understood

Comedy drama, created by Grayson Perry, about a young transvestite battling with self-doubt

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2013
Channel
Sky Arts
Episodes
1
Creators
Kate Hardie and Grayson Perry
Starring
Tom Brooke, Tommy McDonnell, Neil Dudgeon, Claire Skinner, Amy Midson, Louise Davidge, Barry Wilson, Hilary Wilson and Charlie Mays
Writer
Kate Hardie
Director
Kate Hardie
Producer
Joel Wilson

A darkly comic and thought-provoking tale co-created by artist Grayson Perry and actress Kate Hardie.

This deeply personal tale follows Gary, a young transvestite battling with issues of self-doubt, portrayed through the personification of his inner voice, Frank.

When Gary decides to emerge from isolation and attend a transvestite disco and beauty night, he overcomes his fears to reveal his true self in public for the first time, facing the mixed reactions of strangers.

As his bravery wanes and terror and doubts set in, an encounter with fellow transvestite Jim helps Gary to explore questions of self-acceptance and happiness. But Jim is not without his own insecurities, as his inner voice Linda rarely neglects to remind him.

Production Details

Part of

Playhouse Presents

Production company

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 16th May 2013 on Sky Arts at 9pm
Episode length
30 minutes
Last repeat
Friday 4th October 2013 at 2:00am