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Born Equal (BBC Drama, Colin Firth, Robert Carlyle)

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Born Equal BBC Drama, Colin Firth, Robert Carlyle

One off drama Born Equal, written and directed by Dominic Savage, had some important things to say about inequality. The drama followed a group unconnected characters in the same neighbourhood all with differing fortunes. A rich businessman decides to help the homeless; a couple meet at drop-in centre; and a poor Nigerian and his wife consider resorting to theft to pay for their sick father’s passage into the country.

Cast: Robert Carlyle (Robert), Colin Firth (Mark), Anne-Marie Duff (Michelle), David Oyelowo (Yemi), Nicholas Burns (Michael), Emilia Fox (Laura), Nikki Amuka-Bird (Itshe), Julia Davis (Sally), Megan Dodds (Anastasia), Nichola Burley (Zoe), Emily Woof (Sandra), Pearce Quigley (Beggar 1), Charlie Creed-Miles (Man In Hostel), Gemma Barrett (Danielle), Anne-Marie Bossman (Adanna), Margueritte Fontaine-Anselm (Support Worker), Toby Kebbell (Beggar 2), Antonio Pelayo (Kitchen Porter), Peter McNeil O’Connor (Hostel Manager), Elvis (Homeless Man), Maz (Homeless Woman), Joanne Adams (Shop Assistant), Ria Haydon (Midwife), Catherine Raingold (Social Worker)

Writer and Director: Dominic Savage / Music: Rupert Gregson-Williams / Executive Producers: Richard Klein and David M. Thompson / Producers: Ruth Caleb, Lucy Hillman

UK / BBC One / 1×85 minute episode / Broadcast 17 December 2006