David Blair (4) (2016)

15 Certificate
Sun 12 Apr 9pm - 11:05pm London Live


Our Score
In this sombre British drama, two troubled individuals come together to form an unlikely friendship. The older of the two is Joseph (Timothy Spall), a boozy, depressed widower who has come to Blackpool so that he can kill himself. After a failed attempt, he is discovered by Ria (Juno Temple), a feisty young woman who is running away from an abusive relationship. She believes that the two of them should become friends, but Joseph pushes her away at every turn, which is where the film starts to feel slightly repetitive. On the plus side, it features an impressive performance from Temple, who conveys the vulnerability that lies beneath her character's tough, streetwise exterior. Sadly, though, the film itself is so grim and downbeat that it may just be too bleak for some viewers.


In Blackpool, an unlikely friendship blossoms between a lonely, suicidal widower and a young woman trying to escape an abusive ex-boyfriend. Drama, starring Timothy Spall, Juno Temple and Matt Ryan.

Cast & Crew

Ria Juno Temple
Joseph Timothy Spall
Dex Matt Ryan
Angie Susan Lynch
Kaz Hayley Squires
Colin Tony Pitts
Landlord Terry Stone
Director David Blair (4)
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 101 Films (104 Films on FDA is wrong)Guidance: Violence, swearingAvailable on: DVDReleased on: 12 May 2017