In Love with Alma Cogan
In a quiet east coast resort, the bright spot is the pier and its theatre run by Norman for as long as anyone can remember. But popular success is no longer enough - the council wants to be rid of the financial burden and brings in Norman's one-time friend Eddie to 'spice up the programming' with increasingly hilarious results. Eddie's arrival stirs up long-buried disappointments that Norman, aided by his loyal assistant Sandra, is forced to confront.
The lead role of Norman is played by actor Roger Lloyd Pack, in a far cry from the sitcom characters of Trigger and Owen. Norman, who was a teenage fan of Alma Cogan, the most popular and successful female vocalist in the UK between the early fifties and mid sixties, is unable to forget his romantic encounter with the singer nearly fifty years ago. He finally achieves closure with the assistance of Cedric, played by another much loved actor, Keith Barron and his loyal assistant Sandra (Niamh Cusack). One of Britain's best-known actors, John Hurt appears briefly in a jacket-sparkling cameo spot as a congenial seaside show host.
"This is a charming, easygoing drama with a terrific performance by veteran Roger Lloyd Pack." - Cineworld Magazine
"One of those low-budget domestic gems like The Full Monty, which attracts the cream of British acting talent and deserves to do well at the box office." - Offscreen.com
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