SORRY WE MISSED YOU + DOCTOR SLEEP | feat. Ken Loach
This week, we take delivery of Ken Loach's latest, Sorry We Missed You and talk to the director himself. Plus, 37 years later, we return to the Overlook Hotel for The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep
Director Ken Loach teams once again with I, Daniel Blake screenwriter Paul Laverty for another indictment of the capitalist forces shaping modern Britain. Ricky is dreaming of better things for his family when he becomes a delivery van driver. But as an ‘independent contractor’, he’s working in unsparing conditions, just like his wife Abbie, a care nurse, both of them on zero hours contracts. Living like this means that they’re pushed to the brink, and their world falls apart when their teenage son starts to go off the rails.
Whatever happened to Danny Torrance, the gifted young boy from The Shining? It's a question that must have vexed Stephen King enough to produce a sequel 37 years later. In Doctor Sleep, a grown-up Danny (Ewan McGregor) finds himself in the role of protector to a young girl on the run from a cult that is hell-bent on harvesting her gift.
Discussing the films this week are Jake Cunningham, Sam Howlett, Kelly Powell and Ella Kemp
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Produced by Jake Cunningham
Edited by Mark Towers
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