Scully

Scully (1984)


  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Creator: Alan Bleasdale
  • First Air Date: 1984-05-14
  • Last Air Date: 1984-06-25
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 7
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 30 min.
  • Networks: Channel 4
  • Director:
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Summary

Scully was a British television drama with some comedy elements set in the city of Liverpool, England, that originated from a BBC Play For Today episode "Scully's New Years Eve". Originally broadcast on Channel Four in 1984, the single series was spread over six half-hour episodes plus a one-hour final episode. It was written by playwright Alan Bleasdale. The drama is notable for featuring many of the Liverpool football club first-team squad of that era. Francis Scully is a teenage boy who has his heart set on gaining a trial match for Liverpool to hopefully fulfil his ambition of playing for the club. Francis, in everyday situations during his waking hours, occasionally "sees" famous Liverpool players such as Kenny Dalglish when they are not really there. These dream-like sequences recur throughout the episodes. The main plotline is the efforts of Scully's school teachers to persuade Scully to appear in the school pantomime which they attempt by promising him a trial with his beloved Liverpool if he will cooperate. When Scully and his friends are not in school making trouble for the teachers and the school caretaker, they are seen roaming the local streets upsetting the neighbours and getting into trouble with the police. Scully sometimes has visions of the school caretaker appearing as a vampire due to the caretaker's nickname being Dracula. These frequent waking dream sequences give the show a somewhat surreal atmosphere.

  • Keywords: high school, england, sports, liverpool, miniseries, football (soccer), teenager
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    Scully Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1984-05-14
    7 Episodes

    Scully Episodes

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    • Andrew Schofield

      as Franny Scully
    • Ray Kingsley

      as 'Mooey' Morgan
    • Elvis Costello

      as Henry Scully
    • Sam Kelly

      as Brady
    • Tom Georgeson

      as Isaiah
    • Cathy Tyson

      as Joanna
    • Tony Haygarth

      as Dracula
    • David Ross

      as Steve
    • Judith Barker

      as Mrs Heath
    • Mark McGann

      as Mad Dog
    • Bruce Grobbelaar

      as Himself
    • Gilly Coman

      as Marie Morgan
    • Gary Bleasdale

      as Bignall
    • Ian St. John

      as Himself
    • Richard Burke

      as Snotty Dog
    • Jean Boht

      as Gran
    • Kenny Dalglish

      as Himself
    • Valerie Lilley

      as Mrs. Scully
    • Jimmy Gallagher

      as Arthur Scully
    • Philip Whitchurch

      as Castanets
    • Peter Christian

      as Tony
    • Peter Kerrigan

      as Old Man
    • Paula Jacobs

      as Florrie
    • Angela Catherall

      as Rita
    • Lucinda Scrivener

      as Puppy Dog
    • Joey Kaye

      as Mr Scully
    • Joe Briath

      as Kelly
    • Mary Cunningham

      as Crackers Leigh
    • David Mallinson

      as Mr Flanagan
    • Mike Hayden

      as Mr O'Gorman
    • Eileen O'Brien

      as Mrs O'Gorman
    • Bob Paisley

      as Himself
    • Clive Russell

      as Lorry Driver
    • John McArdle

      as Teacher
    • Jimmy Coleman

      as Police Driver
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