Stan

22/10/2012
  |  Buy to Own: 22/10/2012
  |  59 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Synopsis

BBC television drama based on Neil Brand's acclaimed radio play, imagining the final moments in the relationship between comic duo Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel. Jim Norton stars as the depressive Stan Laurel, who somewhat reluctantly goes to visit his friend and long-time collaborator Oliver Hardy (Mike Goodenough) on his death bed in 1957, Hardy having suffered a stroke some months earlier. The story tracks the lives and work of Stan and Ollie in a series of flashbacks, and portrays the (almost one-sided, as Stan does most of the talking) conversation between the two men as they bid their final farewells after a lifetime of sharing the world's spotlight.