11:15pm Sunday, September 2 on C4
Network premiere of Richard Ayoade’s directorial debut; an idiosyncratic coming-of-age drama. At home 15-year-old Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts) has to deal with parents Jill and Lloyd’s (Sally Hawkins and Noah Taylor) troubled marriage which comes under further threat with the arrival of her ex, Graham, a narcissistic guru (Paddy Considine, resplendent with mullet). Meanwhile at school, Oliver falls for classmate Jordana Bevan (Yasmin Paige). Based on Joe Dunthorne’s novel, the film richly conveys the complexities of growing up without pandering to nostalgia or comic exaggeration.