Coogan may not be a Ray Brooks, but he does the whole boozily
irresistible ne'er-do-well thing with a comic flourish as 'Bing' Crosby, forever chasing the life-changing sum that wouldn't change his life one jot, hiding the final demands from the missus, secreting his well-thumbed copy of the Racing Post in a well-thumbed copy of The Sun, doing his pitiful best for his understanding young son but ultimately doing his cobblers.
His wry comedy skills are perfect for the boozily
sarcastic Stark, and he has also pumped a good deal of iron to moonlight as a superhero.
As for the other three men, Mack is asleep on the floor, and Mal and Don (in two utterly knowing performances of windy self-delusion by Ray Barrett and John Hargreaves) are slumped boozily
on beanbags, recalling 'great days' in a manner which led Adams to say that 'Williamson was always conscious of repressed homosexuality in all male friendships'.
shouted Lowry boozily
. "Then I tell you what I'm goin' to do; I'm
Upmanns, with a touch of bourbon or two to lift all spirits, boozily
announced that Harding's the one.
rehearsing the history of her relation with Donald Willson, Dinah Brand challenges the Op to figure out "which part of the story I told you is true" (37).
We're seeing this in the case of Leonard Little, who boozily
left a boozy party at the Adam's Mark Hotel one night in November.