Another understated treat from this increasingly reliable short-drama strand. Once again, the cast is impressive (Stephen Graham and Vanessa Redgrave, together at last!) but this never feels remotely like a star vehicle – for all their pedigree, the actors are, quite rightly, the humble servants of the script and scenario.
Graham is Len, a policeman on night patrol with partner Vic. A series of encounters with lonely old ladies leads to a nicely judged meditation on ageing, loneliness and communal responsibility. As usual, Graham is superb as a sensitive soul trapped in a blockishly masculine body – the resulting film is short but sweet, a reminder that good things often come in small packages.
Pizza Nativa Marylebone
This Marylebone pizzeria is one of two now in London, with its sibling over in Dalston. It's mostly about the pizzas but they're served alongside a range of other Italian dishes as well as authentic produce sourced from across Italy. Pizzas range from margheritas and marinaras to one with pumpkin, porcini mushrooms, fior di latte, mozzarella and shaved parmesan and a capricciosa, here served with tomato sauce, fior di latte, roasted ham, mushroom, artichokes, black olives and oregano. Pizza by the slice is available at lunch time. Desserts include tiramisu, torta della casa, affogato and panna cotta served with chocolate or berries.
Venue says: “Authentic Italian pizza! Made from locally-sourced products from all across Italy!”