Lynda La Plante’s Comics: The Complete Series
Released on DVD for the first time 21st May 2018
Channel 4’s darkly comedic thriller set in the underworld of London’s comedy club circuit. Starring Tim Guinee, Michelle Fairley and Lennie James.
8.4 IMDB Rating
Written by BAFTA-winner Lynda La Plante (Prime Suspect), directed by BAFTA-winner Diarmuid Lawrence (Silent Witness) and produced by BAFTA-winner Verity Lambert (Doctor Who).
Starring Tim Guinee (Iron Man), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones) and Lennie James (The Walking Dead, Save Me).
Johnny Lazar (Guinee), a talented but deeply troubled stand-up comedian, blows what should have been his big break on a top US show. He is sent by his manager to the UK for a fresh start.
He proves a hit on London comedy circuit, and after meeting the beautiful Nula (Fairley) his outlook seems bright, as he appears to have overcome his demons.
But trouble soon rears its head again after he witnesses a ruthless gangland murder.
Determined to stay out of trouble, Johnny keeps quiet about what he has seen until the police arrest the wrong man (James). Will Johnny’s conscience force him to come forward and risk becoming the next target?
RRP: £19.99/ Certificate: TBC /Catalogue Number: 188929 / Barcode: 5019322889298 Genre: TV / Thriller / Run Time: 240 mins approx. on 1 disc
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