Michael Murray is an ambitious and charismatic politician, Jim Nelson is a much loved headmaster of a local school for disturbed children. When the paths of these two men cross, things are ... See full summary »
Guy finds himself in the company of a group of odd and sinisterly exuberant people after getting engaged to the mysterious Melissa. Soon, he'll become a suspect in a series of grizzly murders and will have to solve them to clear his name.
The DVD for "Jake's Progress" has been cut by the BBFC. One of the episodes shows a child wrapping a cord around their neck. The BBFC demanded 7 seconds of cuts to the scene but the distributor chose to make additional cuts making a total of 35 seconds to achieve a '15' certificate. The DVD version is packaged as eight episodes of 52 minutes, rather than six episodes which were longer and of unequal length, as in the original TV transmission. See more »
This mini series is currently being run for the 3rd time on Australian TV, and despite air-time being after midnight, I'm stilled glued to it, in awe of the writing and the performances.
Nothing works without excellent writing, and Alan Bleasdale delivered a ripper with `Jake's Progress'. Robert Lindsay as the irresponsible, forever adolescent Jamie, Julie Walters (always brilliant in my view) as the harrassed Julie, Dorothy Tutin as the frightened and bewildered Nanna, and of course, Barclay Wright as Jake, contribute so much to this magnificent and unique TV series. (My early 20's son couldn't watch it - `There's that scary kid again', was his comment whenever Barclay Wright came on the screen!)
See it, or you may never know how incredible a TV series can be!
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