Somewhere to Run

Somewhere to Run is a 1989 British made-for-television film about teenage runaways. Directed by Carol Wiseman and written by Matthew Jacobs, it starred Robin Weaver and Vicky Murdock as two teenage girls who run away from home and find themselves on the streets of London. The film also starred Angela Pleasence and Michael Jayston. It was produced by Thames Television for the ITV network, and received its ITV debut on 11 July 1989.

Somewhere to Run
Written byMatthew Jacobs
StarringRobin Weaver
Vicky Murdock
Angela Pleasence
Michael Jayston
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
Original networkITV
Original release11 July 1989

Plot summary

Teenagers Sarah (Weaver) and Debbie (Murdock) run away from home, before meeting shortly after arriving in London. Debbie, the older and more streetwise of the two, is running from a generally bad home life, where her family is poor and her father drinks excessively. Sarah is running from a more affluent home, where she has been sexually abused by her father (Jayston). Both girls stay at a hostel for runaways. Debbie manages to get herself into college, while Sarah unsuccessfully tries to get her father prosecuted, but is instead returned home by the authorities. She runs away again and ends up on the streets selling herself. She attempts suicide by stepping out in front of a lorry but is injured and ends up in hospital. The film ends as she lies in hospital, while in the background a radio plays. Debbie calls a request show asking for a dedication for Sarah, with whom she has lost touch.


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