Mine All Mine
|Mine All Mine|
|Starring||Griff Rhys Jones
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Running time||60mins (inc. comms)|
|Original release||25 November – 23 December 2004|
Rhys Jones plays Max Vivaldi, an eccentric taxi driver and family man who has gone through life believing that the land upon which the Welsh city of Swansea was built belonged to an ancestor of his and therefore Swansea technically belongs to him. This was based on the tale of the Welsh pirate Robert Edwards and his descendants' claim to real estate in Lower Manhattan, New York City.
He is in possession of a document that he claims proves this to be the case, although nobody believes him. When an antiquities expert from London is dispatched to the Vivaldi home to appraise an antique telephone, the document proving Max's inheritance is authenticated as real and thus begins the process of Vivaldi attempting to exercise control over the city that is rightly his.
Mine All Mine consisted of four forty-five-minute episodes and one 90 minute finale. However, this was edited down from a longer six-part version, the full content of which is available on the DVD release. On the commentary track for the DVD, writer Russell T Davies explains that most of episode five was cut to make it the right length for broadcast.
- Aldridge & Murray 2008, pp 157–159
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