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Tough Love

By Andrea Gibb

At first, parents Laura and Mark don't see the warning signs: the bottles not taken to the bottle bank, the missing bank card, the tumbling grades at school. Then the terrible realisation dawns - their son, Danny, is an addict. He's always been the golden boy - not like his big brother, Paul, who has been a thorn in their side. Paul is moody and uncommunicative. Danny, on the other hand, has always been sunny and easy. And now he's in trouble.

This is a mother's story and as Danny spirals into drugs counselling and failed rehab treatment, his mum has to make the hardest decision of her life.

Andrea Gibb is the award-winning screenwriter of Dear Frankie and Afterlife and is currently working on a feature film version of Swallows and Amazons for television, an original feature, ATLANTIC BRIDGE, an adaptation of Rose Tremain's MUSIC AND SILENCE for BBC.

Produced and directed by Gaynor Macfarlane.

Release date:

58 minutes

Last on

Fri 15 Feb 2013 21:00


Role Contributor
LauraMaureen Beattie
MarkLiam Brennan
DannyRichard Madden
PaulIain Robertson
Dr RobbJulie Austin
RitaJulie Austin
TomJimmy Chisholm
JeannieMeg Fraser
Mr BrownPaul Young
DirectorGaynor Macfarlane
ProducerGaynor Macfarlane