|| Bill Hays
Looking For Clancy was a weekly tv series shown in
BBC. The plot was based around two childhood friends Clancy
Robert Powell) and Dick. The story tells about their impoverished
childhood and how did they manage to realise their dreams of working in
the newspaper industry as journalists.
Whilst Clancy becomes a successful and
(he is editor of a newspaper), Dick becomes an alcoholic and depressive
war reporter, haunted by his souvenirs of war.
I have never
seen this tv
series, but I got a very detailed review from a fan which helped me to
write the plot. So in this section I'll add his comments :
and has many elements that should have afforded it the rating of cult
in British television history. For instance, it is told like a dream
with flashbacks to the past, it is Dark and moody and shows us, in
Clancey and his friend both sides of the same dream. Both sides of the
"When the two were young
boys they used to flip an old fashioned penny coin on the cobbled
streets in grim surroundings - to decide on thier future
in life. It is as a result of this that the two characters end up where
they do and it is further uncanny that Clancy surpasses even his own
expectations while Dick meets the other side of the coin.
wish I had any scene to show you! But I've been unable to find any
picture or anything about this show. However, from what I was told by
Andy (who helped me with the review ) is that...
***** SPOILER ALERT*****
... Dick commits suicide in the same way Robert's roomate in the film Running Scared, and is
also found dead by Clancy, just like Robert's character in Running Scared.