R | | Drama, Music, Romance
A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.
Partly inspired by Royal Ballet dancer Philip Marsden whom writer Lee Hall met while researching the script. Marsden is from the North of England, and his family had a militant mining background.
You're a ballet dancer, then let's be havin' it!
Police cars shown during the miners strike confrontation scenes appear to be from around 10 years prior to the '84-'85 strike.
£1,541,109 (UK) (1 October 2000)