Loved Up

Character: Sarah
Original Release: August 21, 1995 (Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK)
Directed by: Peter Cattaneo
Written by: Ol Parker
Produced by: Elinor Day
Running Time: 70 minutes

The first time Sarah tries drugs is the first time she goes out with Tim, who was a customer of hers in the Dew Drop Inn Cafe. Tom is sweet and cool and after one night, she moves in with him; leaving behind her alcoholic mother and younger sister, Karen. For a while life is great and drugs are just part of the deal and most of the fun.

But then things start getting complicated and she's not sure if she can handle it - there's one rave too many, a bad trip and she gets roughed up while doing a drop off for their dealer. Also, events at home mean that she cant block it out any longer: her mum needs her and Karen needs her. In turn, Sarah needs Tom, but will he - or can he- be there for Sarah?

Cast & Characters

Ian Hart (Tom), Linda Bassett (Mother), Milly Gregory (Karen), Rick Warden (Cocker), Charlie Creed-Miles (Danny), Andrew Rajan (Ifti), Sheila Whitfield (Donna), Charles Edwards (Nigel Bennet), Danny Dyer (Billy)

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Filming Locations:
  • UK
  • One of three films in the BBC2 'Love Bites' series and it was released on VHS in 1999, but is now deleted. It was never officially released on DVD.
  • Ol Parker also wrote the script and directed the movie Imagine Me & You (2005) which Lena Headey starred in.
  • Lena Headey starred in the movie Aberdeen (2000) together with Ian Hart as well.

Awards & Nominations

BAFTA TV Award for Best Sound (Fiction/Entertainment)