Album: Badly Drawn Boy, Is There Nothing We Could Do? (BDB Records)

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Three years since the last BDB album, Damon Gough still hasn’t completed the official follow-up.

the official follow-up. Meanwhile, this soundtrack to The Fattest Man in Britain, an ITV drama written by Caroline Aherne and starring Timothy Spall, is effectively a follow-up to 2002’s About a Boy score. The humaneness-sensationalism scale won’t be known until the programme is aired on 28 December, but Gough’s take on the tale, set against muted piano, autumnal finger-picking and subtle strings, is touchingly empathetic.