Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders

The Book Group

Annie Griffin - 2001

Annie Griffin's TV comedy drama about the members of a book group starring Anne Dudek, Bonnie Engstrom and Michelle Gomez.

American Clare Pettengill, newly arrived in Glasgow, starts up a book group in order to make some new friends. The group consists of three unhappy European football wives, a pretentious drug-addict student, a closet-homosexual football enthusiast, and a kind and gentle struggling author in a wheelchair. Each week they meet to read and discuss a new book, which always affects or influences each of the group's lives in some way.

Filmed in the Penthouse Suite of the Point Hotel (now Doubletree Hilton Edinburgh) and in Spittal Street.