As the clock wound down on the series, it became apparent that, while Cathy Jamison was the main attraction and her death was the featured event after four seasons of buildup, the stories that seemed to matter most were those of the family and friends Cathy left behind.
was discovered by the great actor and writer Brian Glover, who had seen him perform his stand-up act on the northern club circuit. So impressed was Glover with Shane's talent that he wrote a part for him in the Barnsley-set BBC Play for Today Keep an Eye on Albert (1975). I appeared alongside him and remember seeing him in clubs in Yorkshire several times. Keep an Eye on Albert was really a warm-up for Shane's starring role in Glover's drama Summer Season (1976), for the Second City Firsts series, in which Shane played a comedian. As part of the [...]