Scully, a Liverpudlian teenage, dreams of playing for Liverpool FC. His imagination twists the world around him, including 'visions' of Kenny Dalglish. But in reality he must deal with family, friends and above all avoid the school Panto.
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 Franny Scully (7 episodes, 1984)
Ray Kingsley ...
 'Mooey' Morgan (7 episodes, 1984)
Mark McGann ...
 Mad Dog (7 episodes, 1984)
Cathy Tyson ...
 Joanna (7 episodes, 1984)
Richard Burke ...
 Snotty Dog (6 episodes, 1984)
Jean Boht ...
 Gran (6 episodes, 1984)
Kenny Dalglish ...
 Himself (6 episodes, 1984)
Valerie Lilley ...
 Mrs. Scully (6 episodes, 1984)
David Ross ...
 Steve (6 episodes, 1984)
Gary Bleasdale ...
 Bignall (5 episodes, 1984)
Judith Barker ...
 Mrs. Heath (5 episodes, 1984)
Tom Georgeson ...
 Isaiah (5 episodes, 1984)
Gilly Coman ...
 Marie Morgan (5 episodes, 1984)
Peter Christian ...
 Tony (5 episodes, 1984)
Peter Kerrigan ...
 Old Man (5 episodes, 1984)
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 Dracula (4 episodes, 1984)
Jimmy Gallagher ...
 Arthur Scully (4 episodes, 1984)
Paula Jacobs ...
 Florrie (4 episodes, 1984)
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 Henry Scully (4 episodes, 1984)
Angela Catherall ...
 Rita (4 episodes, 1984)
Lucinda Scrivener ...
 Puppy Dog (3 episodes, 1984)
Joe Briath ...
 Kelly (3 episodes, 1984)
Mary Cunningham ...
 Crackers Leigh (3 episodes, 1984)
Joey Kaye ...
 Mr. Scully (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Castanets (3 episodes, 1984)
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Scully, a Liverpudlian teenage, dreams of playing for Liverpool FC. His imagination twists the world around him, including 'visions' of Kenny Dalglish. But in reality he must deal with family, friends and above all avoid the school Panto.

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Turning The Town Red
Sung by Elvis Costello and the Attractions
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Elvis Costello in a sitcom
19 November 2002 | by (Minffordd, North Wales) – See all my reviews

The Granada TV sitcom 'Scully' was based on a character who had previously appeared in two novels and a one-off TV play. Francis 'Franny' Scully is a 15-year-old football-mad Liverpudlian who dreams of playing striker for Liverpool FC. Every episode includes a Walter Mitty-style fantasy sequence in which teenage Scully runs onto the Anfield pitch (Liverpool's home ground) and plays a match. Many of Liverpool's star players of the 1980s appeared as themselves in these fantasy sequences, as did team manager Bob Paisley.

When not playing fantasy football, Scully larks about with his mates or must contend with his bizarre relations ... such as his drunken grandmother or his trainspotting older brother Henry.

American viewers will be interested to know that Elvis Costello (yes, THAT Elvis Costello) plays Scully's brother Henry. Elvis Costello also wrote and sings the show's theme song, 'Turning the Town Red' ... red being the colour of Liverpool's football strip. Andrew Schofield is a bit mature to be playing a 15-year-old, but he conveys the frustrations and ambitions of the main character splendidly. Most of the cast are excellent.

'Scully' isn't the funniest sitcom you'll ever watch, but it depicts teen angst very well, in an aggressively British working-class format.


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