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Running Scared

EYEBROW RAISING (and, at the Beeb, hackles raising) gritty children’s serial, ramming home the titular message with an opening credit double-whammy of Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ and a Nike-obsessed tracking camera ‘running’ shot. CHRISTOPHER “Burnside” ELLISON provided the gangster menace, dispensing assorted blackmail, racialism and bullying plots to JULIA MILLBANK’s young girl Paula Prescott. Grim and, at times, shocking stuff for 5.10pm on a Wednesday.

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  1. Glenn Aylett

    January 13, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    After a couple of years of being almost forgotten, it seemed KB’s music was everywhere in 1986, and any charity gig or pop show felt obliged to have her as a musical guest. Odd that her biggest hit of the eighties was used for a sinister drama like this, when in reality it’s some kind of love song.

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