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Looking After Jo Jo (DVD)
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Trainspotting's‚ Robert Carlyle and Kevin McKidd star in this powerful story created by BBC Scotland in 1998.

A tale of love, loss and betrayal set against the backdrop of 1980s Edinburgh.

John Joseph McCann (Jo Jo - Robert Carlyle) is a professional thief with an attitude, whose life of crime started as a child when he stole cash boxes for his father. He's been in and out of prison ever since.

JoJo lives on a poor Scottish housing estate with his mother and sister during the 1980s, a time renowned for when drugs and AIDs hit the country virtually overnight. As drug dealing becomes rife in the city, Jo Jo is tempted into a new line of business.

Set against a backdrop of events that defined the early 1980s Looking After Jo Jo is the compelling story of one man's struggle for survival, and love for the doomed Lorraine (Jenny McCrindle).

Robert Carlyle (The Full Monty, Hamish Macbeth) leads the cast in this character-led BBC drama. Robert Carlyle won the 1999 BAFTA for Best Actor for his portrayal of JoJo.


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