This is NOT a review of his album. This is you saying ‘I’m not a fan of his work’
The whole text seems like a joke.
Stewart Lee is quite brilliant and always has been. An hero of mine. The guys different class. Thanks Stewart Lee.
In the scene where Sally (the daughter) is interviewed at her band rehearsal, a female voice can be heard telling her to “come on”, when there are only males in the room? Error?
It was a pleasure! Thanks for accommodating me.
Thank you so much for this review! So glad you enjoyed it.
Lyons Productions – Producer
All credit goes to the director and not forgetting my boy (chris dennis ) as begbie fantastic tribute to each and everyone of you enjoy your last few shows xxx
The cast just had the audience moving with them through every emotion and event. Their passion and energy were just incredible. It’s a bleak, harrowing tale of addiction and the consequences and it doesn’t shy away from the truth. It is one of the best things I have seen in years.
What a weird episode
I fully agree
I worked with the now very influential David in the early days of his career at HMP Grendon. Because of his superior intellect he fully understood the aims and management of the therapeutic community and I for one was both encouraged and energized by his infectious enthusiasm.
I had my own developing baby there as Principal Pharmacist…allowing medicines in possession for inmates…which interlaced well with the local progressive regime. Pleasing to me, that system has been slowly accepted and adapted within British prisons – with many other more academic successors taking the credit for my original ideas and systems. Not that it matters as that was over 30 years ago but always reminds me of injustice when I see a TV series credits for example, ‘ from an original idea from Tony Warren, Gene Roddenbury or other faceless nominees.’
With only one common facet – my best friend and fiancee were killed by a serial killer -and not having seen any of David’s TV comments (not a lot of interest in such matters here in the Philippines where I live in retirement) I can add that he inspired many and constantly fought and was frustrated by other officers and governor grades who had been promoted through the ranks under the Peter Principle. (A nice way of saying he was surrounded by idiots!) He had other competitors or predators in the form of political aspirants too.
Even at Grendon there was an undercurrent of Care v. Custody in budgetary allocation with the latter always in control. It was a sad day for the Prison Service when Dr Wilson left to become Professor Wilson. However it warms me to see the influence of this kind and caring man is not yet lost. I intend to catch up on my reading…hopefully his books are available in e form.
Best wishes to my old friend David and family.
It’s as if Rob Middleton farted and then was so inspired by the essence of his earlier consumption that he felt some deep longing to bore everyone to death with what should be titled “here are things you can buy at a food shop.”
Oh please, it was rubbish. Awful clunky dialogue; acting that looked like the leads had never seen the inside of a rehearsal room but were relying on autocue; the dreadful lack of attention to proper court processes; two dimensional characterisation. And the most irritating back and forth in time which contributed nothing (and actually which detracted from the drama). The whole thing looked rushed and made on the cheap.
I fully understand why it was dumped into the summer schedules.