I Luv You Jimmy Spud

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I luv you Jimmy Spud is a play set in Newcastle upon Tyne by British playwright Lee Hall starring Gus Brown as Jimmy Spud and Michael Walpert as Stephen (Scout). Originally commissioned by BBC Radio 4, it was first broadcast in 1995. It initiated the God's Country tetralogy; the other plays in the sequence are, in order: The Love Letters Of Ragie Patel (1997), The Sorrows Of Sandra Saint (1997) and Spoonface Steinberg (1997). I luv you Jimmy Spud has been made into a 2001 film Gabriel and Me starring Iain Glen and Billy Connolly as the angel Gabriel.

In the forward to the book Byker Revisited, Hall said that I Luv You Jimmy Spud was heavily influenced by photographer Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen's book, Byker.[1]


  1. ^ Konttinen, Sirkka-Liisa (2009). Byker Revisited. Northumbria Press. p. vi. ISBN 1904794424.