Tales from Pleasure Beach
|Tales from Pleasure Beach|
|Written by||Roger Williams|
|Directed by||Edmund Coulthard|
|Composer(s)||The Fratelli Brothers|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||3|
|Executive producer(s)||Maggie Russell|
|Location(s)||Aberavon, Neath Port Talbot, Wales, United Kingdom|
|Running time||40 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Blast! Films|
|Original network||BBC Two|
|Picture format||16:9 576i|
|Original release||2 August– 16 August 2001|
Tales from Pleasure Beach is a British television drama series first broadcast on BBC Two between 2 and 16 August 2001. Written by Welsh playwright Roger Williams, the three episodes each feature a self-contained story against the backdrop of a seaside amusement park.
|No.||Title||Original air date||Viewers|
|1||"Laid"||2 August 2001||2.45 million|
|Featuring Joanna Griffiths, Mark Letheren and Brian Hibbard.|
|2||"Lush"||9 August 2001||1.94 million|
|Featuring Eve Myles, Siwan Morris and Richard Lynch.|
|3||"Faithless"||16 August 2001||N/A|
|Featuring Mark Lewis Jones, Ruth Jones and Steffan Rhodri.|
Esther Addley, reviewing the second episode for The Guardian, said Tales from Pleasure Beach was "nicely shot, well acted and refreshingly frank in its portrayal of alcopop-swilling sexual manners", however she found it "rattling through a series of stock tableaux that juddered perceptively under the weight of their agony aunt morality".
- "Weekly Top 30". BARB. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
- Addley, Esther (10 August 2001). "TV Review: Beached Wales". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 May 2014.