Hauling Like A Brooligan

Stephen Gallagher

Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, Episode 7

This week’s Radio Times entry for my episode of Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, airing tonight:

Nobody would argue this series was out of the top drama drawer, but when it gets a head of steam up it’s got something. For whatever reason, the plot about a London detective (James Nesbitt) and his pursuit of shadowy high-level criminals has started to liven up and this episode is the best so far.

Harry is on the trail of the mysterious Golding, a man whose name has cropped up in about four different subplots, but we still don’t know who he is… Harry and his excellent DS draw closer as they look into young conmen who target rich foreign students with a sort of reverse honey-trap. But be warned: the opening scene with a tasering-gone-wrong is quite nasty.

Working on this series was a tricky back-and-forth tennis job, servicing the running subplots while maintaining the spine of an original story. But I’m happy with the way it all locked together in the end.

The opening stunt was based on a theoretical possibility explored in a published science paper. I’ve since learned that despite this warning it’s happened for real, and more than once. So… apologies in advance for any distress that may be caused.

That apart, enjoy the show.