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Meantime is a 1984 TV film directed by Mike Leigh, produced by Central Television for Channel 4.
Tim Roth stars as Colin, a slow and possibly retarded man living with his parents and brother on a council estate. He and his sarcastic manipulative brother still behave like teenagers, living with their parents, harassing each other. The problem is that they are in their late teens or twenties. Neighbourhood characters include Coxy (Gary Oldman) a violent local skinhead who befriends Colin. Trouble ensues when their wealthy aunt gives Colin a job and his brother becomes jealous.
Meantime was the eighth of the nine features that Mike Leigh wrote and directed for British television in the 1970s and early 1980s, and the only one not made by the BBC. Set in the fourth year of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, it reflects the period's high unemployment and disaffection, especially among the young urban population.
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