1 9 9 0 (UK)
6 x 50 minute episodes
John Byrne’s follow-up to Tutti Frutti was a six-part musical shenanigan in which waitress Cissie Crouch (Tilda Swinton) employed restaurant journalist McClusky (John Gordon Sinclair) to prove that her country & western-singing husband, Dorwood, was innocent of a drugs charge.
Which made for a delicious, can-swigging caricature of the C&W scene and the Glasgow underworld – but it took four episodes at least for Sassenach ears to be able to decipher the broad brogue.
The music was also less well-integrated than in Tutti Frutti.
John Gordon Sinclair