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Proud

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 05 March 2011

by Natalie Mitchell

Where do you go for your self-esteem when you've no job and no future?
Gary starts looking in all the wrong places.

Gary ..... Tom Brooke
Frank ..... Peter Wight
Rachel ..... Lizzy Watts
Danny ..... Joe Absolom
Adam ..... Ben Crowe
Michael ..... Nyasha Hatendi
Interviewer ..... Craig Els
Youth ..... Adeel Akhtar

55 year old Frank is an-old school skinhead, embracing the music, fashion and politics of the culture since he was a teenager - reggae, Ska, regulation Fred Perry and Harrington and respect for a multi cultural Britain.
A printwork veteran and union activist, he believes the working class have to stick together, regardless of where they're from or the colour of their skin.

Frank's son Gary has been bought up to respect the same values as his dad. But Gary has been out of work so long he thinks he'll never get another chance. And how can he make his dad proud of him like his brother Anthony who was killed in Afghanistan. Maybe the answer lies in the politics of protest, protecting the memory of his brother and soldiers like him. Standing up against the anti-war protestors. Standing up for what's British ...

First broadcast in October 2011.

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