Common, the compelling BBC drama exploring the controversial joint enterprise law, has been nominated for two RTS Awards:
Single Drama: Common LA Productions for BBC One
Writer: Jimmy McGovern – Common LA Productions for BBC One
Award winners announced on 17 March
Common, BBC One’s compelling drama exploring the controversial joint enterprise law, is now available via the UK iTunes store.
17-year-old Johnjo gives his cousin Tony and his mates Colin and Kieran a last-minute lift in his brother Patrick’s car. They tell him they’re going for pizza; Johnjo doesn’t know that they’re going to ‘have a word’ with a local loudmouth who needs putting in his place. As Johnjo waits in the car, Kieran takes offence with an innocent bystander, Thomas Ward, who is fatally stabbed.
The murder victim is the eldest child of Margaret and Tommy Ward, who has become estranged from his family after a bitter divorce. Struggling to make ends meet on her own, Margaret is nevertheless determined to fight through bureaucracy and the cool indifference of the banks to give Thomas the send-off he deserves.
Johnjo makes his own way to the police station and asks for DI Hastings. A career copper used to doing battle with ‘no comment’, Hastings can’t believe his luck as Johnjo lays the blame squarely with Kieran. But Hastings wants everyone possible to be tried for murder, and with the joint enterprise doctrine at his disposal, that includes Johnjo.
BBC One’s Common has been nominated for three RTS NW Awards!
Jimmy McGovern: Best Scriptwriter
Susan Lynch: Best Female Performance Single Drama/Drama Series
Common: Best Single Drama/Drama Series
Awards are handed out on 15 November.
Best of luck to the Common team!
Thanks to LA Productions for this lovely photo of Daniel Mays from Common.