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.
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)