15 certificateBeautiful Thing is a Film programme that first aired in 1996 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Beautiful Thing is a 4 star programme

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Beautiful Thing (1996)

Directed by
Hettie MacDonald

Director Hettie MacDonald made her debut with this teenage coming-of-age/coming-out comedy-drama starring Glen Berry and Scott Neal. Jamie is an introverted youngster who's bullied at school for his preference of movies over sport. He lives on a London housing estate with his busy mother Sandra, who dreams of running her own pub. Jamie's other passion is his neighbour and classmate Ste, who's sporty and popular at school, but regularly endures the violence meted out by his alcoholic father and drug dealing older brother. One day, Sandra gives Ste respite from the beatings by letting him stay in her flat, where the boys platonically share Jamie's bed. But, the next night, they abandon their chaste top-to-tail arrangement, share a kiss and tentatively begin to explore their emerging sexual identities. Also starring Tameka Epson, Ben Daniels and Meera Syal. A Channel Four Films co-production.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 155 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1996

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Colour

When is Beautiful Thing next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 July 8th, 1:05am and on Film4 Plus 1 July 8th, 2:05am. See more...


Image for Linda HenryLinda Henry...Sandra Gangel
Image for Meera SyalMeera Syal...Miss Chauhan
Glen Berry...Jamie Gangel
Martin Walsh...Mr. Bennett
Steven M. Martin...Ryan McBride
Scott Neal...Ste Pearce
Tameka Empson...Leah Russell
Andrew Fraser...Jayson
Image for Ben DanielsBen Daniels...Tony
Image for John SavageJohn Savage...Lenny
Julie Smith...Gina
Jeillo Edwards...Rose
Anna Karen...Marlene
Garry Cooper...Ronnie Pearce
Daniel Bowers...Trevor Pearce