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Joe is a young man whose life is going nowhere in particular.

When hairdresser Jane catches his eye, Joe attempts to get close to her, discovers her passion for northern soul and starts hanging out at Wigan Casino. Soon enough, he too is hooked on the scene. But Jane is already going out with top dancer and drug dealer Alan, whose supremacy Joe will have to challenge if he wants to win her affections.

Release date:

1 hour, 17 minutes

Last on

Sat 30 Jan 2016 00:35
BBC Two Wales


Role Contributor
Joe McCainMartin Compston
Mandy HodgsonFelicity Jones
Jane RogersNichola Burley
AlanCraig Parkinson
MonicaJo Hartley
Fish Shop BobbyBrian McCardie
BrendanPat Shortt
Russ MountjoyAlfie Allen
BrendanPat Shortt
Dee DeeHuey Morgan
DirectorShimmy Marcus
WriterJeff Williams

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