Saturday, August 18, 2007
Starter for 10
"Knowledge is power" is the philosophy of Brian Jackson in the opening scene of Starter for 10. A sweet story of a young man going off to University, finding awkward relationships, adjustments to lifestyle and a stab at a competitive team. Brian lucks into a spot on the University team for the TV quiz show University Challenge. Misunderstanding and conflict abound as this bright young man tackles early adulthood in an entertaining fashion. The finale was a jaw-dropper for me. Making mistakes, making amends and forgiveness are all good life themes in this British piece. Well done!