Erm, it’s only April…
touch. But actually I’m talking about a new drama set in Dundee that will soon make its BBC debut.

Tell me more.
Dog Days had its world premiere at the Glasgow Movie Festival last month. The moving and gripping story, divided into six 10-minute episodes for BBC iPlayer, follows a homeless busker who “fights against the odds to get his life back on track so he can see his little daughter again.” .

Not to be confused with other films of the same name (such as the romantic comedy starring Eva Longoria and Vanessa Hudgens, or the children’s film Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days), is the first full-length drama from Scottish writer-director James Price, nicknamed “the Springburn Scorsese”.

Who is in the cast?

Conor McCarron, whose previous roles include Neds, directed by Peter Mullan, as well as Scottish Mussel and Gauge, headlines the lineup as Zoso, a man living on the streets of Dundee. Zoso’s life takes an unexpected turn when a music the teacher watches him perform.

Also in the cast are Brian McCardie (Time, Filth, Line of Duty), Lois Chimimba (Vigil, Trust Me, The One) and rising talent Shannon Allan.

When can I watch?
Dog Days is available on BBC iPlayer from Friday. It will be broadcast on the BBC. Scotland later this year.

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