Mangetout was commissioned by the BBC, received Critic's Choices in the UK national press and was seen by 1 million people. It was my first commissioned drama and was based on my nephew's experiences of communicating as a child (he is profoundly deaf). The film mixes reality and fantasy as an uncle comes to stay with a deaf boy's family and eats everything around him, toys, ashtrays etc. The boy is delighted, until he starts to regurgitate his uncle's past.... The still (above) is a continuity polaroid taken during filming and shows the boy lying on top of a room full of circus paraphernalia that he has regurgitated in the night.