1 9 8 4 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes
1 x 60 minute episode
This Alan Bleasdale comedy (adapted by him from his own novels) chronicled the adolescent misadventures of Franny Scully – a streetwise Liverpudlian teen with dreams of turning soccer pro.
The half-hour episodes were packed with colourful scenes and characters, among them Franny’s railway-obsessed brother Henry (played by rock star Elvis Costello, who also provided music for the series), friend Mad Dog (Mark McGann), lust-object Joanna (Cathy Tyson) and piña colada-supping Gran (Jean Boht from Bread). Footballer Kenny Dalglish guested.
Scully was first presented on television as a 1978 Play For Today episode called ‘Scully’s New Year’s Eve’.