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A gritty, uplifting drama of love and illness. Construction worker and keen amateur footballer Nick Cameron (Robert Carlyle) has the best of everything when he meets and moves in with soulmate Karen (Juliet Aubrey). But complications arise when symptoms of a mysterious illness including numbness and double vision begin to sap his energy. As MS sets in, his physical powers quickly diminish and he loses his job, his sport and his sexual drive. Eroded by frustration, anger and self-pity, Nick lashes out at Karen, even accusing her of sleeping with her boss. At his lowest ebb, summoning vestiges of pride and self-sacrifice, Nick urges Karen to leave him. Will she accept an easy escape from his despondency and rancour, or stand by this frail shell of the man she fell in love with? Heart-wrenching, intense and unforgettable, the raw emotion is cut with laddish dark humour, and the electrifying central performances are supported by engaging early screen appearances by James Nesbitt and Sophie Okonedo. First shown as part of BBC Two's ?Love Bites' season of dramas in 1995, and now released on DVD, writers Jimmy McGovern and Paul Henry Powell who drew on his own experiences battling MS shared the Royal Television Society's Best Writer award the following year. £1 from every copy sold donated to MS Society UK by Simply Media Winner of the 1996 BAFTA for Best Editing and Royal Television Society Award for Best Writer (Jimmy McGovern and Paul Henry Powell) Directed by acclaimed BAFTA winner Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People) and written by Emmy and multi-BAFTA winner Jimmy McGovern (The Street) Stars Primetime Emmy nominee and BAFTA winner Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting / The Full Monty) and BAFTA winner Juliet Aubrey (Middlemarch) Also features Golden Globe nominee James Nesbitt (Cold Feet/ The Missing) and Oscar nominee Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) Includes exclusive interview with Danny Wallace on football and MS

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Robert Carlyle stars in this sporting drama directed by Michael Winterbottom. Nicky Cameron (Carlyle) is an enthusiastic amateur footballer who is happy with his mates, his girlfriend Karen (Juliet Aubrey), his job and his life in general. When his game begins to deteriorate Nicky doesn't pay much heed, but it transpires that he has a serious degenerative illness. As Nicky becomes rapidly immobile he and Karen must learn to cope with the devastating prospects that their future holds.

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