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by | 29th, October 2003

‘SOME writers are blessed with luck and, when Kay Mellor sat down to write a one-off drama about a football star accused of rape, she could hardly have thought it would be broadcast at a more appropriate time.

What’s good for Claire Goose…

With a number of Premiership footballers being interviewed by police over alleged sexual assaults in recent weeks, notices about tonight’s programme Gifted (ITV1, 9pm) have to stress that the show is indeed fiction.

The story involves two students who head into town to celebrate the end of their exams and end up partying in a nightclub with a group of footballers.

Before long, one of the girls (Sharon, played by Christine Tremarco) is claiming that she has been drugged and raped by the team’s star player, while her friend (Maxine, played by Claire Goose) doesn’t know whether or not to believe her.

Kenny Doughty stars as the footballer in question in a programme that should at least alert footballers and football groupies to what can happen if an evening goes wrong.’

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