Tuesday, January 13, 2009

When An Injury To One Was An Injury To All

Following on from my previous post about images of Liverpool in the 80s, this is by far the most affecting scene from Alan Bleasedale's "Boys From The Blackstuff":
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pY_gqX8qyo .
In the episode "George's Last Ride", local actor & trade unionist Peter Kerrigan dispensed with Bleasedale's script, thinking it it defeatist & bland, & delivered an impromptu soliloquy which he felt better represented the character he played as he lived out his final moments at the then disused Albert Dock. Kerrigan was spot on & it made for one of the most arresting & searing moments in British TV drama.

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