An immigrant orphan is taken into care and despite a traumatic start finds love amongst the loveless and discovers that you don’t have to be born into a family to live in one.

A frank, insightful and surprisingly funny story of love, luck and refusing to give up on your dreams. Based on celebrated music journalist Paolo Hewitt’s uplifting account of life in care in the 1970’s.


Described by The Independent as ‘the best TV writer of his generation’, Grounds is a multi-award winning writer of drama and film.

His work has won both British and international acclaim, including a BAFTA nomination in 1999 for Births, Marriages and Deaths, starring Ray Winstone and the 2004 Prix Europa Award for Best Drama in Europe for When I’m 64. In 2002, Grounds teamed up with Academy Award winning director, Joe Wright, to produce Bodily Harm for Channel Four, which was described by The Daily Telegraph as ‘an outstanding work of art depicting a nightmarishly apocalyptic vision of suburbia’. Currently, Tony is adapting Rob Lloyd Jones’ book Wild Boy with Warp Films.


As a television commercials director, Antony has won several major advertising awards before becoming the youngest board member at Saatchi and Saatchi. His latest short, Three Hours Between Planes, adapted from an F.Scott Fitzgerald story and starring James Le Gros and Lisa Edelstein, can currently be seen on the festival circuit.

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