DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
DANIEL is a serious drunk. He’s on the Manchester council and up to something dodgy involving tenders with a developer (David Hay — Mike Walker from Trial & Retribution) and having sex with a dangerous woman who isn’t Dervla Kirwan, who plays his purse-lipped wife Alex. His behaviour causes him to miss his teenage daughter’s dance recital. But then something happens. Or two things. One involves a major alcoholic blackout. The other is a public act of immense courage and suddenly Daniel (Christopher Eccleston) looks like a rock star.