Common As Muck [DVD]
The trials and tribulations of the life of the British bin man are explored in William Ivory's 1994 BAFTA-nominated BBC comedy drama series.
Starring Edward Woodward, Neil Dudgeon, Stephen Lord, Roy Hudd, Kathy Burke, Saeed Jaffrey and Lesley Sharp.
Nev (Edward Woodward) leads his gang of bin men, brought together by their common love of the job.
The six-man crew prove troublesome, not just for their customers, but also for the suited bureaucrats at the council offices who threaten privatisation.
On their rounds, Nev and his crew know every trick in the book. But life is changing and the bin men are facing the stark realities of a corporate take-over, and even facing redundancy. Fighting for their survival, they still manage to have fun on their rounds.
The popular series first screened on the BBC in 1994 also features Paul Kember, Stephen Lord, Richard Ridings, Kathy Burke, Douglas Henshall and Saeed Jaffrey.
What the press said:
"A landmark drama" British Film Institute
Running Time: 300 minutes
Region: Region 2
Release Date: 10 Mar. 2014