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THE NIGHT SHIFT – a 6 part comedy series
from Ian Newton, author of ‘Dustbingate’

108 A5 pages – £4.99
ISBN 0-9543014-5-5

Irvine Welsh meets Mike Leigh in the real Full Monty. Mick Gosling –NUJ NEC member.

reminds me a bit of [Samuel] Beckett and Charlie Chaplin with a sprinkling of seventies sitcom such as On the buses. Guardian journalist Simon Hattenstone.

Extremely funny with factory floor characters so real they seem surreal. Gary Horne – Former BBC Panorama Producer

Workers of all descriptions in all kinds of workplaces will readily identify with this series. Dave Douglass – NUM

the voice of the UK factory floor. Alex Gordon – RMT

Fools and Horses mixed with the Rag Trade. Journalist Christian Wolmar.

The Night Shift is a collection of six episodes of sit-com from Ian Newton. It is about the hard and gritty humour of working people who live and work in the real world, their particular world being the night shift.
It is based on Ian Newton’s own experience of working permanent night shifts for more than a decade. However the uniqueness of ‘The Night Shift’ is that it could be any factory or workplace and readers will recognise themselves and their work mates in the book.
‘The Night Shift’ is about the armchair politicians who can put the world to rights on the back of a fag packet and still have room to make a note of the next days favourite in the 2.30 at Epsom. It is about making mischief and having a bit of a laugh and crack to while away the long hours of a twelve hour shift doing as little as possible for as much as possible.
The world of the night shift worker is a strange place and it breeds its own crusty characters who find the darkness and the absence of the bosses an excuse to have some real fun with the company paying for it. Life gets to be just one big wind up or one long laugh from the start to the end of the shift.
Ian Newton is best known as the author of ‘Dustbingate’ that rocked the Blair Government in 1998 and more recently the thriller ‘pizza wars’.

Published by RPM Publications, BCM Box 3328, London WC1N 3XX

Telephone number 07967 886257 mm014y08547@blueyonder.co.uk

Distributor – AK Press, 33 Tower Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 7BN

Tel number 0131 555 5165 Fax 0131 555 5215 ak@akedin.demon.co.uk

 

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