Produced and broadcast by the BBC in 1994


Written by Vincent O’Connell

Directed by Corinne Campbell-Hill

Produced by Hilary Salmon

Starring Paul Popplewell, David Bradley, Nicky Evans, Lynda Rooke.


The second full-length film of Vincent’s to be made by the BBC, it won Best Single Drama at the Royal Television Society awards, it tells the true story of 17 year-old Simon Willerton, a small time crook who ended up committing suicide on remand in an adult prison. A powerful and poetic account of the tragic descent of an odd but brilliant outsider as he falls through all the social safety nets.



You can watch the film here in six 10-15 minute sections, thanks to Paul Popplewell’s archiving.



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