What happens when you put Frank Begbie and Liam Gallagher in a room together then tell them to party like there's no tomorrow?
They were heady times, those Britpop days, when Oasis flew the flag for Cool Britannia and Trainspotting led the charge for a British cinematic renaissance. Of course, that face-to-face didn't quite happen like that (one of them is a fictional creation, the other is a real-life character, although over the years it's sometimes been hard to tell which is which). But in a way they did meet up, as actor Robert Carlyle, then enjoying back-to-back success with the Irvine Welsh adaptation and feelgood hit The Full Monty, often found himself hanging out with the cream of the music crop. And, whether he realised it or not at the time, part of his brain was taking notes.
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