In this warm and kindly drama, Alison Steadman and Dave Johns play a couple brought together by their daily perambulations with pooches
Pensioner Dave (played by Dave Johns, from I, Daniel Blake) is a retired psychiatric nurse, living alone near Hampstead Heath, London, where he regularly walks his gentle, elderly German shepherd Tillie. One day, Dave meets a woman out walking her Yorkshire terrier Henry, and she chastises him for not keeping Tillie on a lead. However, on another walk he exchanges more friendly words with Henry’s owner, whom he eventually learns is a divorcee named Fern (Alison Steadman). Over time and distance covered in sensible footwear, the two develop a friendship that takes a romantic turn.
23 Walks review – dog-lovers follow the path to romance