Director Alan Parker and a smattering of the non-stars of The Commitments reminisce about the "small film with a big heart and a foul mouth". The best backstage story comes when it emerges that Van Morrison was briefly considered for the role of Joey "The Lips" Fagan. According to writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais (of Porridge fame) Morrison, the soul of charm as ever, began their meeting by brandishing the script and growling, "Well this is crap, isn't it?"
From: Radio Times. Movie Connections, Monday 17 September, 10:35pm - 11:15pm, BBC1, The Commitments