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Screen Two: Criminal

Synopsis

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Teenager Simon Willerton's suicide in 1990 brought to six the number of young prisoners who hanged themselves in British prisons in just over six months. It prompted a public debate over conditions in remand prisons and Armley in particular, where overcrowding had reached such a level that prison officers refused to admit any new inmates.
Simon faced a burglary charge over the theft of a hot-water bottle from an unoccupied flat. Less a hardened criminal than an immature, gawky teenager who never fitted in, Simon's tragic death inspired writer Vincent O'Connell and director Corin Campbell-Hill to tell his story.
Simon is played by Hull teenager, Paul Popplewell, whose credits include theatre versions of Grease and The Rocky Horror Show.
Producer Hilary Salmon

Contributors

Writer: Vincent O'Connell
Director: Corin Campbell-Hill
Producer: Hilary Salmon
Simon: Paul Popplewell
Annie: Leanne Whalley
Marie: Cheryl Godber
Toddy: Nicky Evans
Gaz: Jensen Marriott
Brenda: June Watson
Stacy: Lynda Rooke
Tom: Richard Mayes
DC Harris: Ray Ashcroft






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