BBC 4 Tonight – Heavy Load the Movie

  •  PaulR
  •  09/02/2009
  •  News

Heavy Load the Movie is being screened on BBC4 tonight at 10pm. The movie features footage of the famous Stay Up Late launch night at Brighton’s Komedia venue and also extensive footage of the band working their way from local pub gigs through to a slot at a mainstream summer music festival. The movie also deals with the reality of life within a band and the struggles that plague every band!

If you see the film then come back and let us know what you thought of it – we’d love to hear!!

Recent Comments

  • lorraine hogan

    Tuesday, 10 Feb, 2009

    your programme superb!!!!i am a lifestyle support worker for 7 guys all over 34,they not allowed to swear,stay out late etc….i want to,with your help change things in my oxfordshire area!!!!i would like to purchase tshirts and your amazing stay up late c.d.you guys make me smile and hope i can make a differance to the guys i support.well done.be SO SO PROUD of yourselfs.hope to see you at a gig and give you all a big hug.take care,be happy.xxxxlouxxx

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  • Heather

    Tuesday, 10 Feb, 2009

    Loved the film. Would love to see more of the band.

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  • Frank Kovacs

    Tuesday, 10 Feb, 2009

    Hi, Thought the show was great It smashed the mold of old notions about disability. Vibrant, loud, funny in your face and crystal clear….have a rave.

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  • Kevin

    Tuesday, 10 Feb, 2009

    Wathched the film last night guys, i was due to go to bed but you kept me awake, well worth the late night. Any chance of any tour dates for this year it would be great to see you in Liverpool. Keep rockin.

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  • Mike

    Tuesday, 10 Feb, 2009

    Hey Guys,
    Top job on the BBC last night. I’ve heard of you guys but never witnessed your music…….
    In my humble opinion you’re one of the few bands that remembers what it’s all about – fun. Fantastic songs and a great show -hopefully I’ll see you in the Midlands soon?!
    Keep up the good work and no early nights!!!!!!!!
    Cheers…….

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  • Mark

    Tuesday, 10 Feb, 2009

    Hi all loved the show,the problem of staying up late is all over the place I despair some times when I see support workers looking at their watches at 9.00 and telling people to get their coats on to go home when they are clearly enjoying themselves and don’t want to go home! support must be person centred, it’s suely not rocket science to be able to let someone live the life they want to? Keep rocking guys and please let us know when you are coming north.

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  • Susan

    Tuesday, 10 Feb, 2009

    I was going to have an early night! (my choice!) but happened upon your film on BBC 4. I am very impressed with the band’s dedication and obvious love of what they do. Good Luck with your Stay up Late Campaign! x

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  • Vicky Brain

    Tuesday, 10 Feb, 2009

    This film was so inspiring. My son has learning difficulties and autism and his greatest joy is singing and dancing. He has lots of energy and would love a band like Heavy Load.

    It also made my think about staying up late and how difficult this is for people with learning disabilities. Never thought about this before – thanks for bringing it to my attention Heavy Load!

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  • Sandie

    Tuesday, 10 Feb, 2009

    Congratulations! Watched your film last night it was great. I work in the NHS training support workers in sexual health and relationships for people with learning disabilities and staying up late and meeting people is always the problem. Keep up the good work.

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  • Sue

    Tuesday, 10 Feb, 2009

    Watched last night – so much of what you say is true – I work with people with Learning disabilities, and so often they do not “stay up late” – we need to get our guys to come and see you play – they would love it! I for one would be up for a late night!!
    Your music, and passion – fantastic!

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  • Helen

    Tuesday, 10 Feb, 2009

    Watched last night, it was brilliant, lots of food for thought.I work with adults with learning difficulties and like Jo firmly believe in choice. Keep up the good work. I have a sister with a learning disability, she stays up late!!

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  • connell

    Tuesday, 10 Feb, 2009

    loved the show! watched it on iplayer, it’s nearly 3am and im meant to up up for work tomorrow. thanks for keeping me up late, my boss wont be too amused 😀

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  • Carolyn

    Tuesday, 10 Feb, 2009

    Hadn’t intended to watch TV late but your film was well worth the late night. The band’s energy came over really well, and the members as a great unit. My 11 year old son came through and persuaded me to let him stay up and watch the festival gig – he was really impressed too!
    Good luck with the campaign – a great idea!

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  • Gordon

    Tuesday, 10 Feb, 2009

    Just watched the film tonight – great music and great documentary.

    Even betterI only live 20 miles from Keswick – we have just bought tickets to see you there on Friday night. looking forward to a good night.

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  • Brendan

    Monday, 09 Feb, 2009

    Guys – what a great film – and a great band. Dedication through and through. My brother is downs, and he loves his music – I’ll be telling him about you guys ! – I see him often but do not do as much as I could. That will change – you’ve really made me proud to have him as a brother – and I hope to take him to a gig. Keep Rockin !

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  • steven

    Monday, 09 Feb, 2009

    Loved the film guys. From an old punk rocker, keep up the good work.

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  • Jo Wemyss

    Monday, 09 Feb, 2009

    Just watched the movie tonight and was blown away by it all! I have heard of you guys but not about the stay up late campaign.
    I am privilaged to work with adults with learning difficulties and firmly believe in choice. Please, please play up north. Well done and keep rockin!

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  • Len

    Monday, 09 Feb, 2009

    You guys Rock! Keep up the good work! Len

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  • Toby

    Monday, 09 Feb, 2009

    just realised…..you got me to stay up late!

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  • Toby

    Monday, 09 Feb, 2009

    Guys, what can I say. Fantastic stuff and you deserve all your success.

    I was going to go to bed to read a book but you got me hooked!

    Damn good music!

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