Scully (1984)

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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.

  1. Alan Bleasdale

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Series Cast

  1. Andrew Schofield as Franny Scully

    Andrew Schofield

    Franny Scully

    7 Episodes

  2. Ray Kingsley

    'Mooey' Morgan

    7 Episodes

  3. Elvis Costello as Henry Scully

    Elvis Costello

    Henry Scully

    7 Episodes

  4. Sam Kelly as Brady

    Sam Kelly

    Brady

    7 Episodes

  5. Tom Georgeson as Isaiah

    Tom Georgeson

    Isaiah

    7 Episodes

  6. Cathy Tyson as Joanna

    Cathy Tyson

    Joanna

    7 Episodes

  7. Tony Haygarth as Dracula

    Tony Haygarth

    Dracula

    7 Episodes

  8. David Ross as Steve

    David Ross

    Steve

    7 Episodes

  9. Judith Barker

    Mrs Heath

    7 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1984 • 7 Episodes

Season 1 of Scully premiered on May 14, 1984.

Episode Seven

(1x7, June 25, 1984) Season Finale

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Status Ended

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Type Miniseries

Original Language English

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