Event 473

Johnny Vegas, Andrew Lynch and Ricky Tomlinson

Sky Arts Playhouse Presents: Ragged

Virtual venue: Sky Arts Studio

Vegas has directed and co-written Ragged with Lynch, for the Sky Arts Playhouse Presents Series. They discuss their collaboration and screen the half-hour film exclusively ahead of its broadcast at 9.30pm, 6 June on Sky Arts 1 HD.

Starring Ricky Tomlinson, this story is based on Ricky’s true experiences campaigning for justice in an effort to overturn a verdict which sent him to jail for two years in the early 1970s. During his time in prison and on hunger strike, Ricky’s life is changed forever by a prison governor who encourages him to read Robert Tressel’s book The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.

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