A Child’s Christmas in Wales
composer Paul Clark / director Chris Gernon / producer Steve Doherty and Juliet Charlesworth
I assisted composer Paul Clark on his score for this successful and hilarious adaptation.
from Wikipedia An adaption of Dylan Thomas's A Child's Christmas in Wales, the comedy, set in South Wales, and filmed in the small mining town of Ferndale focuses on the character Owen Rhys's reminiscing on three separate Christmases, 1983, 1986 and 1989. Every Christmas Owen's uncle Huw (Steve Speirs), a successful but now divorced man, his son (who he is over protective of) Maurice, and Uncle Gorwell (Paul Kaye), an alcoholic and rather comedic character come to Owen's family house to stay. As we follow the family through the 1980s, the boys grow into teenagers, whilst Owen's father Geraint (Mark Lewis Jones) and his uncles seem to regress into childish behaviour and sibling rivalry. Geraint and his brothers bicker and undermine each other and Owen's mother Brenda (Ruth Jones) tries to stop everything falling to pieces. Despite all the petty rows and rivalries, eventually the members of the family learn to appreciate each other and realise Christmas wouldn't be the same without each other.