The Lakes

Mini-Series | GB 1997 | 5x50'

  • Saturday, 13. June 1998 18:00 hrs

A gambler and philanderer, Danny is locked out of the family home when he looses all his dole money on a horse race. He decides to make a fresh start by escaping the bleakness of Liverpool to the unspoilt beauty of the Lake District. He has no idea that his journey will take him to a world far beyond the romantic lakeside idyll. THE LAKES is Jimmy McGovern (CRACKER) at his best; bearing strong autobiographical marks and dealing with his familiar obsessions: lust, deceit, gambling, death, Catholicism and revenge. A Brit Pop rites-of-passage story, an optimistic, life-affirming comment on current British politics, featuring an impressive performance by Johm Simm as the 90’s ALFIE anti-hero Danny.

Director
David Blair
Script
Jimmy McGovern
Photography
Daf Hobson
Editor
Roy Sharman
Music
Simon Boswell
Production Design
Pat Campbell
Principal Cast
John Simm, Emma Cunniffe, Charles Dale, Clare Holman, Kaye Wragg, Robert Pugg
Producer
Charles Pattinson
Executive Producer
George Faber
Associate Producer
Melanie Howard
Production
BBC Television in association with BBC worldwide

Domestic Sales

BBC Worldwide Ltd.

Selected filmography David Blair

PLAY FOR ONE (1988), TELL-TALE HEARTS (1988), PATSY (1989), TAKIN' OVER THE ASYLUM (1994), THE VET (2 EPISODES, 1995), A MUG'S GAME (1995), TURNING WORLD (1996)

Selected filmography Jimmy McGovern

CRACKER (1993), PRIEST (1994), GO NOW (1995), HILLSBOROUGH (1996), THE LAKES (1997), HEART (1998)