Common

TWO sons. Two mothers.

“I thought they were going for a pizza…”

If you have plans for Sunday night, cancel them now.

Common (BBC1, 9pm Sunday) is yet another classic drama by writer Jimmy McGovern.

Matched by the talents of a cast including Nico Mirallegro, Susan Lynch, Daniel Mays and Jodhi May, plus director David Blair.

The 90-minute film tells the story of Johnjo O’Shea, played by Nico, who gives his cousin and two mates a lift to get a pizza.

But Johnjo is unaware his three passengers are going to “have a word” with a local loudmouth.

As he sits outside waiting in the car for his pizza, one of the trio takes offence to a young innocent bystander and stabs him.

Gatehouse (Stephen Rea)

HE is, without a shadow of a doubt, the scariest man on TV.

The Shadow Line’s James Gatehouse, played by Stephen Rea.

Closely followed in the chilling stakes by Rafe Spall’s portrayal of Jay Wratten.

And next Thursday we meet a third contender – Peter Glickman (Antony Sher).

Full of ticking menace in a Dublin clock shop.