Recordist, The

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2010051820110516By Sean Grundy|An illicit affair proves both destructive and a useful teaching aid.|Starring John Gordon Sinclair, Sharon Horgan and Gemma Jones.|Stuart is a freelance surveillance expert who teaches covert 'information gathering' to new Intelligence recruits.|As part of his work he 'bugs' friends & family, including his wife, Penny.|When he discovers that she's having an affair with a man called Neil, his work colleague, Ren, offers her own skills in 'enhanced interview techniques' to help, but Stuart declines.|He realises that the secret affair could make an engaging teaching aid.|Initially, his students are slightly unsettled but very intrigued.|The affair becomes the main focus of the curriculum, and the group study how to 'bug' all manner of difficult situations, such as an impromptu hotel room, a car in a field, busy nightclub, and hot-air balloon.|But Penny feels terrible about the affair and Stuart discovers emotions deeply buried and things soon spiral out of control.|'The Recordist' is a dark, offbeat comedy, looking at the price love pays for clear acoustics in Dolby NR.|Cast:|Stuart - John Gordon Sinclair|Penny - Sharon Horgan|Ren - Gemma Jones|Neil - Ed Weeks|Reese - Fergus Craig|Munro - Nick Mohammed|Penny's Mum - Phyllida Nash|Directed / Produced by Alison Crawford.