Ready for another trip down memory lane? With summer here and very little going on at the moment, I thought it would be the perfect time to dig out a rare find of a three part drama series that Eve Myles did way back in 2001.
Some of you may remember it and maybe were lucky to have seen it when it first aired. But, for those of you that didn’t, here’s another glimpse at the early work of Eve Myles.
Take me back to 2001
Tales From Pleasure Beach is described as a “darkly comic three part drama series about people who work in the funfair of a Welsh seaside town and live in the adjoining trailer park. Cinematically filmed and resonant with kitsch seaside glamour, these are very contemporary stories of desire and betrayal, pulling and pinching, getting wasted and getting away.” — Blast Films
Eve starred in the second episode called “Lush.” Here is a brief synopsis:
Angie (Eve Myles) and her best mate Karen (Siwain Morris) are an inseparable pair of party animals. They go out together, get steaming together and always pull together. Observing Angie’s dictum that men aren’t to be trusted, their golden rule is that they should never go back to the same bloke twice.
This friendship is jeopardised when Karen does the unthinkable and falls for a laddish local builder called Sonny (Richard Lynch). As Karen starts spending more time in with Sonny and less time out on the town with her, Angie begins to feel neglected and her jealousy starts to take hold. Fueled by the secret of her past relationship with Sonny, Angie does everything in her power to get Karen to dump him. One night, after Angie and Karen have had a terrible row, Karen sets out to prove that Sonny, like all men, will stray if he’s given the opportunity – by seducing him herself.
There was very little to work with here, but I will say that Eve’s work in TV/film was really good back then. This was a big step up from Hang the DJ and probably on par with her early work in Belonging. Her acting is very natural and is truly believable—a sign of a great actress that goes on to bigger and better things, reaching fame and fortune in the process.
And Eve has earned every bit of it.
Note: Since this post first appeared in 2010, it has been edited to reflect that the entire film has been found and is available for viewing.