The Young Poisoner's Handbook | 1996

Comedy, Period
It's 1961, and in a small terraced house in Neasden, overlooking London's busy North Circular Road, 14-year-old Graham Young is hunched over his home-made chemistry set. Obsessed by the mysterious black powder Antimony ...more

Cast

... Graham

Actor

... Dr Zeigler

Actor

... Molly

Actor

... Fred

Actor

... Winnie

Actor

... Dennis

Actor

... Sue

Actor

... Aunt Panty

Actor

... Uncle Jack

Actor

... Berridge

Actor

... Ray

Actor

... Nathan

Actor

Company

Bavarian Film & Television Fund

Production Company

British Screen Finance

Production Company

Production Company

Production Company

Mass Productions

Production Company

Pandora Films

Production Company

Synopsis

It's 1961, and in a small terraced house in Neasden, overlooking London's busy North Circular Road, 14-year-old Graham Young is hunched over his home-made chemistry set. Obsessed by the mysterious black powder Antimony and a heavy metal called Thallium, Graham knows the only way to become the celebrated toxicologist he boasts himself to be is to test out his chemical theories on a control group. His experiments on family and schoolfriends lead to chronic illness, disfigurement, agonizing death... and to Graham being convicted of murder and imprisoned in a high security mental hospital for the criminally insane. Eight years later, on the recommendation of Dr. Zeigler, famous for his pioneering work with psychopaths, Graham is paroled and sent back into society. But has he really been rehabilitated? His new workmates at the photographic laboratory will soon find out because it's there he's reunited with an old friend he hasn't seen in years--Thallium, bottles and bottles of the seductive stuff....

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