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Country: UK, Language: English, 60 mins

  • Director: Ashley Pearce
  • Writer: Jimmy McGovern

CGiii Comment

Tracie's Story:

If you can get you head around Sean Bean playing a rather large lady...then, you might enjoy this...

The performances are fine...Bean is good, Graham is extraordinary.

What lets the whole thing the writing. McGovern - over-hyped and over-used - is a master of writing the (deeply) flawed drama, his ideas are good - the problems arise when he puts pen to paper...reality goes flying out of the window.

A challenge for the actors...but, it could have been a courageous drama if it weren't for the blistering flaws.



The(ir) Blurb...

After a row with a drunken bigot transvestite Simon gets into a taxi with Tony Baines. Tony is fascinated by Simon's alter ego Tracie and the two men begin an affair. Simon has feelings for Tony and is shocked to learn that he has lied about being married. Following a confrontation between the two men Tony confesses all to his wife before telling Simon that he has left her and the pair set off to make a new life together. However Tony makes a terrifying admission as a result of which Tracie must come to the aid of Simon in court.

Cast & Characters

Sean Bean as Simon Gaskell / Tracie Tremarco;
Stephen Graham as Tony;
Rachel Leskovac as Karen