Ted (Douglas Hodge) on the edge. Pics: BBC
BBC1, Monday 26 March to Friday 30 March, 10.35pm
Story: Fitted kitchen salesman Ted has slogged away for years but is now under pressure and fears he may lost his job. Then he tangles with a group of mouthy girls from the nearby school and starts a train of events that end in tragedy.
The opening episode of this four-parter about overlapping lives on a gang-infested council estate and the middle-class streets around it is uncomfortably tense at times.
Douglas Hodge's performance as Ted, an under-pressure fitted-kitchen salesman, is so eye-rollingly on edge, that you may end up squirming on your sofa as his behaviour becomes more obsessive and disaster-bound.
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