R | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.
A drag queen at the concert wears a placard identifying herself as "Martha Scargill". This is a reference to Arthur Scargill, who was president of NUM during the strike.
Cliff: I don't mind taking more, Hefina. Not the lesbians so much, because of their cuisine, but I'll take an extra gay.
On Joe's birthday, in July 1984, a record of 'What Difference Does It Make?' by The Smiths can be heard. Whilst the original song was released in 1983, the version playing in the film was one recorded for the BBC, which was not actually released until November 1984.
Written and Performed by Pete Shelley (as Peter Shelley)
Published by Complete Music Ltd
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd
Under License from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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