Looking After JoJo (1998)

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Despite a preponderance of heavy Scottish accents and often indecipherable slang, the British miniseries Looking After JoJo made for compelling viewing. Set in Edinburgh during the 1980s, the program starred Robert Carlyle as JoJo McCann, a petty thief freshly sprung from jail. With nothing better to do, JoJo became a courier for his drug-dealing Uncle Harry. In disturbingly casual fashion, the series detailed the collateral damage wrought by the drug trade, and the inevitable destruction of JoJo as a human being. The first of Looking After JoJo's four 50-minute episodes was broadcast by BBC2 on January 12, 1998.