Outside Bet

Released on 20 April 2012

Print worker Mark Baxter, together with Paolo Hewitt, wrote a novel called The Mumper about the 1986 Wapping print strike, partly in homage to his father. The story is set in London and follows a group of friends caught up in the Thatcherite era of privatization and rising unemployment, who invest their savings in a racehorse. Diamond geezer Bob Hoskins stars alongside British character actor stalwarts Jenny Agutter, Rita Tushingham and Phil Davis. Think The Full Monty, in the East End, with horses.

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