TJ and Yorkie are two people trying to shake off the effects of their past. Abused as children, they became convicted criminals, drug addicts and homeless.
This portrayal of homelessness centres around TJ and Yorkie's life together in London; coping with temporary housing, cockroaches, their need for soft drugs, insufficient money, begging, TJ’s prostitution and the tensions that follow.
TJ & Yorkie
30' for Carlton Television
Tuesday 1st November 1994
Camera – ANDY JACKSON
Sound – CHRIS SYNER
Research – JEREMY BRITTON and GEORGINA STAIT
Editor – ROGER MOFFATT
Produced and directed by IAN LILLEY
"Ian Lilley's very sharp portrait of TJ & Yorkie……sees them trying to keep together in a unforgiving, autumnal city.” Independent 28/10/94.
Commended at the ‘Prix Circom’ European TV competition 1995: “The programme is like a TV drama for two actors, but it’s a real bad life. A stunning programme with excellent camera and a good use of music.”