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“Tonight’s documentary offered all the inspiration you need to keep reaching for a mug rather than a bottle”
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Production company: Knickerbockerglory TV
All of us know someone with an issue with alcohol. In this highly acclaimed documentary we followed the life stories of 8 people who have battled with addiction. What made them become an alcoholic and more importantly what helped them get sober.
A professional cellist, too stressed to play on stage without a bottle of vodka disguised as water at her feet; the former Editor of the Sun, too anxious to run Britain’s biggest newspaper without being bolstered by booze; a single mother, drinking through her loneliness and her shame at her failed marriage; a criminal who became alcoholic aged 13, grieving the loss of his mother; a local GP drinking to escape the problems of her patients; and, a student counsellor who relapsed just days before filming.