The Street (2006–2009)
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Shay Ryan is an alcoholic following an armed robbery in the bookies' where he worked. One day ex-girlfriend Madeleine tells him he has a son aged sixteen, Otto, who wants to see him, and he... See full summary »

Director:

David Blair

Writers:

Jimmy McGovern (creator), Jimmy McGovern | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Graham ... Shay Ryan
Jonas Armstrong ... Nick
James Foster James Foster ... Masked Man 1
Vortre Williams Vortre Williams ... Masked Man 2 (as Trevor Williams)
Nicholas Moss ... Rimmer
Philip Jervis Philip Jervis ... Barman (as Phil Jervis)
Daniel Rigby ... James
Peter Ash Peter Ash ... Ross
Steve Money Steve Money ... James's Dad
Maxine Peake ... Madeleine
Leon Harrop Leon Harrop ... Otto
Waleed Khalid Waleed Khalid ... Area Manager
Ruth Jones ... Sandra
Keith Sutton Keith Sutton ... Church Hall Barman
Steve Murphy Steve Murphy ... Harry
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Shay Ryan is an alcoholic following an armed robbery in the bookies' where he worked. One day ex-girlfriend Madeleine tells him he has a son aged sixteen, Otto, who wants to see him, and he is ecstatic, though when Otto turns out to have Down's Syndrome, he initially rejects him. Having lost his lodgers and his job because of his drinking Shay sees Otto as a motivation for staying sober but it is very hard and he hits rock bottom, being rescued from living on the street by kindly neighbour Nick. Madeleine has given him six months to get off the drink. If he can succeed he can be reconciled with his son. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 2009 (UK) See more »

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