Glasgow Evening Times, 14 Feb 1984 wrote:
The play from the novel of the play…
The special satisfaction John Wain will feel tonight from the screening of his play Young Shoulders (BBC1, 21:40) springs from the fact that its appearance on the small screen puts his work right back where it started.
Young Shoulders, the first in a new series of Play for Today, began life in John’s fertile imagination as an idea for a television play but grew into a superb novel which won the 1982 Whitbread Prize.
Now it’s back in its original context, and a stirring drama it makes.
It’s the compassionate story of a 16-year-old boy who has his view of the world drastically altered by a tragic event.
After his sister and the rest of her school party are killed in a plane crash, his parents – whose marriage is heading for the rocks – force him against his will to go to Portugal with them for a memorial service for the deaf children and their teachers.
The boy has his outlook completely changed by a chance encounter.
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