Alan Bleasdale Presents: Requiem Apache (DVD)
Alan Bleasdale's comic crime caper for Channel 4 about a former getaway driver desperate to leave his life of crime behind.
Featuring Alfred Molina, David Ross, Amanda Mealing, Andrew Schofield and Julie Walters.
Hamish was once one of the criminal underworld's best getaway drivers. But now retired and a new father, he has left the life of crime behind to live in the Suffolk countryside, where he watches over his baby at home alone while his wife is away on a business trip.
Hamish's peaceful and idyllic new life is shattered when his past rears its ugly head once again, and the old gang comes over for a visit. They make him an offer he dare not refuse to take on one last bank job. However, with no babysitter available, he is forced to take the baby with him.
Originally aired as a part of the Alan Bleasdale Presents series for Channel 4, granting a platform for new, up-and-coming talented young writers.
On the back of the success of landmark dramas including Boys from the Black Stuff, The Monocled Mutineer and GBH, in 1994 Channel 4 gave Alan Bleasdale carte blanche to find and mentor new TV writers. Four big-budget, standalone films were made as a result, with top-drawer casts and experimental storylines.
"Three years; five remarkable new writers, some of our finest directors and performances of the very highest calibre. Worth every midnight hour." Alan Bleasdale on the Alan Bleasdale Presents series.
What the Press Said:
"An amusing comedy romp which isn't afraid to go dark at times, Reqiuem Apache is a brisk treat, powered along by an excellent cast" - Archive TV Musings
Release Date: 28th May 2018
Running Time: 90 Mins