Scully: The Complete Series

Scully: The Complete Series

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Created by the award-winning playwright Alan Bleasdale (Boys from the Blackstuff, GBH) as a way to entertain his pupils while teaching, Scully also appeared in novels and on the radio before appearing on screen in this Channel 4 series, broadcast in 1984.

Scully dreams of becoming a world-class striker for Liverpool FC, like his hero Kenny Dalglish, but is always bought crashing down to earth by the reality of his situation. A dysfunctional family, a train-spotting brother called Henry (Elvis Costello – who also performs the soundtrack Turning the Town Red) and an attention-seeking best mate, Mooey (Ray Kingsley – Mersey Pirate, The Marksman) all conspire to stop Scully from realising his dream.

Special features on Scully – The Complete Series are:

• Weekend interview with Alan Bleasdale
• South Bank Show interview with Alan Bleasdale

With a supporting cast that includes Mark McGann (Shackleton, The Hanging Gale), Cathy Tyson (Band of Gold, Mona Lisa), Jean Boht (Bread, Boys from the Blackstuff), Sam Kelly (On the Up, ‘Allo ‘Allo) and Tom Georgeson (Between the Lines, Bleak House), Scully also features cameos from Liverpool FC greats, including Kenny Dalglish, Bob Paisley and the core of the 1986 FA Cup winning team. Scully is more than a football drama; it captures the sentiments of working class life in Merseyside in the eighties and remains one of Bleasdale's most memorable dramatisations to date.


Reference
7952502
Year
1984
Director
Les Chatfield
Actor
Bob Paisley
Media
TV
Format
DVD
Label
Network
Genre
Comedy
Barcode
5027626250249
Classification
12
Number of Discs
2
Picture
4:3 / Colour
Sound
Mono
Subtitles
None
Region
2
Time
200 mins + extras

Reference
7952502
Year
1984
Director
Les Chatfield
Actor
Bob Paisley
Media
TV
Format
DVD
Label
Network
Genre
Comedy
Barcode
5027626250249
Classification
12
Number of Discs
2
Picture
4:3 / Colour
Sound
Mono
Subtitles
None
Region
2
Time
200 mins + extras