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Changing Ends | Preview (ITV1)

This series is based on Alan Carr’s own life in Northampton in the 1980s growing up as the son of a Fourth Division football manager.

Alan stars in the series as himself in the present day, and taking on the role of young Alan is rising star Oliver Savell (Belfast) - the cast also features Shaun Dooley and Nancy Sullivan playing Alan’s parents Graham and Christine, along with Taylor Fay as his younger brother Gary.

Playing Alan’s neighbours are Rourke Mooney and Gabby Best as Charlie and Angela, along with Harry Peacock as Nigel - guest stars include David Mumeni as Mr Chapman and Michael Socha as Adam.

The comedy series is more than just a trip down memory lane - it’s a love letter to a time and a town where things weren’t always so inclusive. Told with warmth and wit, it follows Alan’s journey through puberty, adolescence and finally self-discovery - and all against the backdrop of Thatcher’s Britain.

As showcased in many of Alan’s stand-up shows, his experience as a gay teenager in the East Midlands is a veritable treasure trove with a rich comedic seam whether it’s his sexual awakenings, his daily battle with bullies, or navigating the highs and lows of Fourth Division football.

It’s about school and family, Kevin Keegan and George Michael, and figuring out who you are when your family are Match of the Day and you’re a bit Miss Marple.

Changing Ends begins Tuesday 16th April at 8:30pm on ITV1 with the series available now on ITVX.


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