Sue (Monica Dolan) works in a library. Daniel (Earl Cave) eats crisps and listens to Metallica. This was the summer Daniel was due to spend with his dad and his dad’s new wife in Florida. But when they cancel his trip at the last minute, Sue and Daniel suddenly face the prospect of six long weeks together. An epic war of wills ensues in the unassuming battleground of their suburban home as they each reckon with private tragedies – and pursue their personal passions. Adapted from the award-winning graphic novel by Joff Winterhart, DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER is a tender, funny coming-of-age story featuring original songs by the indie band Belle & Sebastian.

As much a coming-of age story for its teen as it is for its adult. ‘Days Of The Bagnold Summer’ is a warm and sharply observed snapshot of British suburbia.

★★★★ | Darryl Griffiths

Directed by: Simon Bird

Written by: Lisa Owens

Cast: Earl Cave, Monica Dolan, Rob Brydon, Tamsin Greig, Alice Lowe, Tim Key

Days of the Bagnold Summer is on on Digital 8th June 2020