Welsh gives his friends a Dose
author Irvine Welsh is celebrating his first TV drama with a celebrity-studded
such as Kate Moss, Kevin Spacey and Sara Cox are expected to join
Welsh at The Coronet in New Kent Road on Wednesday 16 July to see
the new film, Dose, made for BBC Wales' social
action campaign Come Clean, which flags up the
dangers of dabbling in unsafe sex.
hot ticket includes a night of music with DJs specially selected
by Irvine himself - including Sean McLuskey of Sonic Mook Experience,
Pam Hogg and Les McKeown, one-time frontman of Welsh's Scottish
compatriots The Bay City Rollers.
and writing partner Dean Cavanagh penned the 30-minute drama Dose
as part of this year's social action week for BBC Wales, which also
included a poster campaign, TV trails and several short films.
his friend, actor Lewis Owen - who persuaded Welsh to take the commission
- Dose tells the story of laminate floor salesman Anthony Williams.
loving his wife Rhiannon and being committed to Christ, Anthony
has a string of adventurous sexual encounters, laying more than
just the flooring for his female customers.
despite being ultra-careful and always wearing a condom - the theme
of the social action campaign - he catches gonorrhoea from an unexpected
based on something which must, I feel, be fairly archetypal,"
simply don't know who the person you've just been shagging has shagged
previously, or if you do, who has been shagging those person(s).
conditioned into thinking that there are these immoral, scabby bags
of disease wilfully going around infecting the sweet, innocent populace.
is only being sensible and careful or being daft and reckless. People
are, thank goodness, never going to stop. No good reason to do so.
It should be beautiful or at least good fun; it shouldn't end in
offering advice about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is available
and there is a helpline number: 0800 567123.
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