PURELY BELTER

GB
2000
1hr 39mins
Dir: Mark Herman
Starring: Chris Beattie and Greg McLane

Two youths try every trick in the book to get a Newcastle United season ticket

This comedy drama is based on The Season Ticket, a 2000 novel by Jonathan Tulloch, and takes its title from Geordie dialect for ‘very good’. It was filmed in and around Newcastle and there is a semi-distant shot of a Tyne & Wear Metro unit crossing the River Tyne on Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, and a closer shot of a Class 156 ‘Sprinter’ DMU crossing Half Moon Street in Gateshead. There are also good shots of Whitley Bay station on the Tyne & Wear Metro. Incidentally, Chris Beattie and Greg McLane who are the Newcastle fans in the film are both Sunderland supporters in real life!