I thought Martin Clunes acted his socks off in the first half - second half on tape due to early start. Once again ITV forgot to use widescreen but that is par for the course. The story could have fizzled out once he had dissolved his mates family business. The friendship was obviously strained as he left the oil drum to go down the drain. Was the bank manager the same actor that played Billy Elliot's dad? I think so.