Movies Rita, Sue And Bob, Too (1987, Siobhan Finneran, Michelle Holmes) Published 5 months ago on September 23, 2018 Rita, Sue and Bob Too is a bawdy comedy adapted by Andrea Dunbar from her successful stage show. Set on location on the Bradford housing estate where Dunbar grew up, this controversial film tells the hard, unsentimental story of two 15-year-old girls. With the end of their schooldays in sight, Bradford teenagers Rita (Siobhan Finneran) and Sue (Michelle Holmes) are on the lookout for new experiences. Once or twice a week, they babysit for Bob (George Costigan) and Michelle (Lesley Sharp), a couple whose sexual problems are jeopardising their marriage. Accustomed to rougher approaches from boys on the Buttershaw Estate, the girls are impressed by Bob’s good looks, flashy car and the suburban neatness in which he lives. When he makes a detour one summer’s night while driving them home, they are more than ready to fall in with his suggestions for having sex. At first their three-way relationship is a bit of a laugh, but parents and neighbours are quick to point the finger and an evening in a local club brings the affair out into the open. Michelle, fed up with Bob’s lies and infidelities, takes the battle to the girls’ parents, an unequal contest which has disastrous results. When she storms out of the house, Bob has no hesitation in asking Rita to move in with him, leaving Sue, who is equally desperate to get away from home, with no alternative but to take up with Aslam (Kulvinder Ghir). Unable to adjust to a different culture, she responds half-heartedly to the Asian boy’s affection while Rita and Bob settle into their new routine. It takes a miscarriage for Rita to bring the girls together again, secure in a friendship that will outlast these, and future lovers. production details UK | 90 minutes | 1987 Director: Alan Clarke Script: Andrea Dunbar, cast George Costigan as Bob Lesley Sharp as Michelle Siobhan Finneran as Rita Michelle Holmes as Sue Willie Ross as Sue’s Father Kulvinder Ghir as Aslam Danny O’Dea as Paddy Maureen Long as Rita’s Mother Patti Nicholls as Sue’s Mother Joyce Pembroke as Lawnmower Lil Bernard Wrigley as Teacher Jane Atkinson as Helen Bryan Heeley as Michael Paul Oldham as Lee David Britton as Rita’s Brother Stuart Goodwin as Rita’s Brother Alan ClarkeAndrea DunbarBernard WrigleyComedyDanny O'DeaDramaGeorge CostiganJane AtkinsonJoyce PembrokeKulvinder GhirLesley SharpMaureen LongMichelle HolmesPatti NichollsSiobhan FinneranWillie Ross Advertisement advertisement and this just in Features1 day ago Classic Movie Characters: Arnold Schwarzenegger is The Terminator Before The Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger was viewed as little more than a B-list barbarian. But director James Cameron helped turn... Features1 day ago Classic Episodes: The Untouchables – The Rusty Heller Story In “The Rusty Heller Story,” Elizabeth Montgomery took Prohibition-era Chicago by storm as Heller, a seductive Dixie damsel who pits... TV1 day ago Time Trax (1993, Dale Midkiff, Elizabeth Alexander) SciFi action adventure series. Future cop Darien Lambert travels back in time in search of renegade criminals unable to return... TV1 day ago Three’s a Crowd (NBC 1984-1985, John Ritter, Mary Cadorette) Sitcom. A spin off from Three’s Company and an adaption of the UK’s Robin’s Nest. This saw Jack Tripper and... TV1 day ago Strange Luck (1995, D.B. Sweeney, Frances Fisher) Fantasy drama series. After surviving a plane crash as a child Alex ‘Chance’ Harper, a photographer, finds himself dogged by... search EPISODES Episodes1 day ago Fam: Drunk in Love (S1EP7 CBS Thurs 21 Feb 2019) Drunk in Love: During their engagement party, Clem and Nick are both shocked to learn that the other has been... Episodes1 day ago Deadly Secrets: A Fire Inside (ID Thurs 21 Feb 2019) A Fire Inside: When a serial arsonist murders four people in a hardware store fire in Southern California, veteran arson... Episodes1 day ago How to Get Away with Murder: Make Me the Enemy (S5EP14 ABC Thurs 21 Feb 2019) Make Me the Enemy: Annalise is determined to get to the truth about Nate Sr.’s murder and will stop at... advertisement MOVIES Movies1 week ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies1 week ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies1 week ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.