THREE Winter Highlights 2004 - Factual
Ryder Comes Clean
Ryder - singer, songwriter and front man of The Happy Mondays and
Black Grape - hit rock bottom Down Under a year ago; his assets
frozen, locked in litigation, continuing drug problems - his family
in Australia feared for his life.
film-maker Richard Macer (The Real Swiss Toni, Jordan - The Truth
About Me) spends eight months with Shaun as he pieces his life back
of rehab he attempts to adopt a healthy lifestyle and wrestles with
the demands of fatherhood.
he's still on the brink of bankruptcy following a protracted legal
battle with his former manager.
he relocates to Australia to promote his new album and rejoin his
family who have helped him through his darkest days. (DL)
Care - Rough Diamonds
Care is a major new season of programming across BBC television,
radio and online about children and young people in care.
THREE's film - Rough Diamonds - is part of this season and tells
the story of care leavers who have gone on to make their life a
Groce was in and out of care as a child and was heading for a life
of crack and crime.
mother's shooting by the police was the catalyst for the Brixton
a successful poet, there was one youth worker in particular who
helped him turn his life around.
and other care leavers talk about the defining moment that helped
change their life and the mentor figure that provided vital support
and encouragement. (ED)
every council estate in every town there is a vibrant underground
fuelled by pirate radio stations and the dreams of youth trying
to escape the bleak pattern of their lives, rapping to beats made
on anything from Coke cans to computers.
is the only way some can pay to keep their hopes alive, but it can
shatter dreams too.
Dreams takes an honest look at modern inner city life, through the
stories of the young musicians trying to make better lives for themselves.
are successful and find the fame and fortune, but for most it remains
a distant fantasy.
production for BBC THREE. (JA)
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