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Deep Down and Dirty Rock 'n' Roll

58 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 14 May 2011

By Mark Davies Markham. Suggs stars in a drama set in the music industry. Once Carl was the tragic suicidal poet of the band Lost Youth. Fourteen years earlier Carl feigned a mysterious disappearance. If he comes out of hiding now Lost Youth are history.

Carl...Burn Gorman
Tanya...Philippa Stanton
Sophie...Alex Tregear
Doreen...Joanna Monro
Olly...Stuart McLoughlin
Miss Brookes...Jane Whittenshaw
Phil...Brian Bowles

Music composed by Dave Gale
Directed by Claire Grove

Ed (SUGGS) and Carl (BURN GORMAN) are two musicians in mid-life meltdown, who've been friends and rivals since primary school. Carl, the supposedly dead or missing poet of the band Lost Youth, has been in hiding for fourteen years. But with Lost Youth's comeback tour and new album imminent maybe he's about to be outed. Ed has been living the rock and roll life and he's in serious debt. If Carl comes out of hiding Lost Youth are history, and so is he.

SUGGS was a founder member of Madness, the ska revivalists who erupted out of Camden Town in the late '70's and became one of the greatest pop groups of the '80s. He presents a music show on Radio 2.

BURN GORMAN is best known for Torchwood. He also played Bill Sykes in Oliver in the West End

Mark Davies Markham writes hugely entertaining scripts for TV, theatre and radio. 'Taboo' the West End musical he wrote for Boy George was nominated for an Olivier Award . 'Eric' his recent play for the Liverpool Everyman was also about the music industry.


Claire Grove


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