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Community Service

Daniel Mays, Leo Bill and Katie Redford star in Jonny O'Neill's moving and funny drama about a first-time offender's day in court.

By Jonny O'Neill

Daniel Mays stars as Tommy, a young man in court for the first time and facing consequences that risk putting his whole life in jeopardy.

Tommy has spent his life being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Whether it's problems at school or scrapes with the law, he has a fabled knack of attracting trouble. But this time his predicament is harder to laugh off. Writer Jonny O'Neill's moving and funny character study follows Tommy over the course of his first day in a London Magistrates' Court, and sees him face some uncomfortable, but perhaps necessary, truths.

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko

Writer Jonny O'Neill was born, raised, educated and is a proud product of the East End of London. Having enjoyed himself for many years barely paying attention in school he finally found a creative outlet in writing and managed to eventually obtain a Masters with distinction in Writing at the university of (you guessed it) East London. Jonny was selected as one of 12 writers commissioned to treatment, and then one of six to deliver a script for a 90-minute film for Coming Up 2014 (Channel 4). His first episode of BBC1's EastEnders was broadcast in September 2014, and his second in April 2015. This follows his selection for BBC Writers' Room 10, the BBC Continuing Drama Playwrights Scheme and a successful trial episode for the series.

45 minutes

Last on

Mon 12 Mar 2018 14:15


Role Contributor
Tommy Daniel Mays
Sam Leo Bill
Lauren Katie Redford
Duty Solicitor Ewan Bailey
Probation Officer Richard Pepple
Magistrate Amelia Lowdell
Robbo George Watkins
Director Sasha Yevtushenko
Writer Jonny O'Neill


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