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Former Corrie star Bruno Langley also impresses with a seedily desperate performance as the local delinquent Jimmy.
This bleak room is general enough to convey the "seedily clinical style of the establishment institution," Hamilton writes, "a space as impersonal (yet loaded), or as neutral (yet disquieting) as a dentist's waiting room, a prison cell, a DHSS Labour Exchange or anywhere in an NHS hospital."(8)
In the eerie 1933 film Eyes of Fate the seedily shifty bookmaker bullies his wife, finds tomorrow's newspaper and wins a fortune at the races, before eventually reading of his forthcoming death.