McIlvanney's reworking of his short story, from "Walking Wounded" (Hodder and Stoughton, 1989). Sammy Nelson envisions 'alternatives' to the realities of his day, as he moves from home to Job Centre to home again.

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Sammy Nelson
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Peter Nelson
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Mary Nelson
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Pauline McPherson
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Game Show Host / Busker
Ricky Ross ...
Deacon Blue / Singer in Bar
Lorraine McIntosh ...
Deacon Blue / Girl in Graveyard
Graeme Kelling ...
Deacon Blue
James Prime ...
Deacon Blue
Ewen Vernal ...
Deacon Blue
Douglas Vipond ...
Deacon Blue
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Woman in Crowd
Jake D'Arcy ...
Danny
Peter Kelly ...
Genteel Heavy
Robert Carr ...
Job Interviewer / Guru
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McIlvanney's reworking of his short story, from "Walking Wounded" (Hodder and Stoughton, 1989). Sammy Nelson envisions 'alternatives' to the realities of his day, as he moves from home to Job Centre to home again.

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24 March 1991 (UK)  »

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Soundtracks

Love You Say
(Ross, McIlvanney) - 5:34
"Let Your Heart Be Troubled" (Ross, McIlvanney) - 6:31
"Is It Cold Beneath the Hill?" (McIntosh, Prime, McIlvanney) - 3:57
"Killing the Blues" (McIlvanney, Ross) - 3:49
Original songs from the teleplay's soundtrack were recorded on Deacon Blue's "Ooh Las Vegas" (1990). Lyrics by William McIlvanney, and music by Deacon Blue.
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