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Not Another Happy Ending

Drama about a talented writer struggling to follow up a successful debut novel and the publisher relying on another bestseller to save his ailing business.

Jane Lockhart is a talented writer, hoping and waiting for a publisher to take a chance on her first novel; a barely fictionalised account of her own heartrending childhood. When indie publisher Tom Duval, a fiery-tempered Frenchman in Glasgow, discovers her work and signs her to a two-book deal, they establish a meaningful connection - a spark - that promises to become more than professional.

However, when Tom makes a snap decision about the novel without consulting Jane, their budding relationship goes downhill fast and an impulsive vow is made to never see one another again, once contractual obligations are finally fulfilled.

Jane's debut novel becomes a runaway success and soon she is the toast of the literary world. Only one book to go on her contract with Tom and she can strike a deal with publishing powerhouse Klinsch and McLeish. Jane is cranking out the pages until suddenly she falls into the black hole of writer's block.

For publisher Tom and his financially troubled business, this is a disaster. How can he get Jane to churn out another big hit and write those sweet, wonderful words 'THE END'? Tom believes that Jane's newfound recognition and budding romance with famed screenwriter Willie Scott is to blame; she's just too damn happy, and the only way that he is going to get her to write again is if he makes her life a misery.

With the help of his best friend, cynical high school teacher Roddy, he sets about trying to dismantle the things in Jane's life that makes her happy. The only trouble is, the worse he makes her feel, the more he realises that he is falling for her.

1 hour, 37 minutes

Last on

Sat 25 Jul 2020 22:00

Music Played

  • Lorne Balfe

    Tristesse Books

  • TeenCanteen

    How We Met (Cherry Pie)

  • Lorne Balfe

    You Have My Notes

  • The Imagineers

    Imagineer

  • Huevo & The Giant

    Spend A Little Time

  • Lorne Balfe

    Running Away

  • Lorne Balfe

    Enough of the Past

  • Huevo & The Giant

    Bloody Sweet Animals

  • Lorne Balfe

    We've Lost Her

  • The Proclaimers

    Like Comedy

  • Lorne Balfe

    Not Another Happy Ending (slow version)

  • Emeli Sandé

    Clown

  • Lorne Balfe

    All I Want Is to Be Alone

  • Twin Atlantic

    Crash Land

  • Lorne Balfe

    I Was Loved

  • Lorne Balfe

    I Fall for You

  • Lorne Balfe

    Not Another Happy Ending

Credits

Role Contributor
Jane Lockhart Karen Gillan
Stanley Weber Tom Duval
Roddy Iain De Caestecker
Willie Scott Henry Ian Cusick
Anna Lefevre Kate Dickie
Nicola Ball Freya Mavor
Darsie Amy Manson
Bennie Lockhart Gary Lewis
Glen Buchan Tom McGovern
Team member 1 Niall Greig Fulton
Team member 2 Bill Barclay
Bookshop owner Cora Bissett
Dr Klinsch Louise Goodall
Mr McLeish John Bett
Quizmaster Callum Cuthbertson
Producer Claire Mundell
Producer Wendy Griffin
Director John McKay
Writer David Solomons

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