Trainspotting

Trainspotting

Danny Boyle’s unflinching drama, starring Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlyle, explores the lives of a group of young Edinburgh drug addicts and their attendant stories of drugs, survival, scams, friendship and tragedy. The audaciously innovative and darkly comedic Channel Four Films adaption of Irvine Welsh’s novel received massive critical acclaim on its release, picked up an Oscar nomination and won BAFTA awards, and is now widely viewed as a British classic; it was voted the best British film of the past 60 years in a 2012 HMV survey. It also underlined the fact that the team behind Shallow Grave (including Slumdog Millionaire director Boyle) definitely knew what they were about. Also starring Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner, Kelly MacDonald.

Trainspotting – Monday 11pm on Channel 4

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