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Screen One: Sweet Nothing


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Starring Lee Ross, Charlotte Coleman, Janet McTeer
Life turns into a nightmare one day when schoolboy Phil comes home, opens the front door, and finds nothing - a deserted house. Fleeing to London he is drawn into the nightmare world of the dispossessed. Then he meets Ros, who opens the door into an even stranger world.
FILMS: pages 17-20

A SCREEN ONE: SWEET NOTHING This remarkable love story set against a background of urban homelessness stars Lee Ross, who appeared in the widely acclaimed Amongst Barbarians, and Charlotte Coleman from Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. Abandoned schoolboy Phil (Ross, above left, with Coleman, Victor Maddern, Joan Heal, and front, Emma Daniel) follows streetwise Ros (Coleman) into a fantastic township created by London's homeless, where they find the care missing from their lives. Coleman praises the way this often misrepresented topic has been handled. 'Young homeless people are not a different species,' she says, 'Many of them retain their dignity.' 9.20pm BBC


Writer: Vincent O'Connell
Producer: Louis Marks
Director: Tony Smith
Phil: Lee Ross
Ros: Charlotte Coleman
Caroline: Janet McTeer
Tone: Alan Stocks
Dog: Andrew Tiernan
Big Mac: Ron Donachie
Frankie: Victor Maddern
Binnie: Joan Heal
Man in cell: Trevor Peacock
Police chief: Michael O'Hagan
Man in station: Bob Mason
Rent man: Ken Sharrock
Woman in job centre: Sandi Toksvig
Estate agent: Malcolm Sinclair
Fat Man: John Dair
Moonbeam: Emma Daniel
Microcosm: Anthony Georghiou
Sadie: Barbara Thompson
Lady in furs: Margaret Clifton

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Screen One: Sweet Nothing

BBC One London, 23 September 1990 21.20

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