This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British borstal for young offenders. Luckily the regime has changed since this TV film was made. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the inmates and actively encouraged a power struggle between the 'tough' new inmate and the 'old hands'. Written by
Steve Crook <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
This is the original version made for the BBC but banned by them and never screened until 15 years later. The BBC said that they banned it because "There was too much incident packed into too short a time and that they doubted the veracity." So they thought it was pure fiction. But they also said that it "looked too much like a documentary." See more
[In the self-help meeting
Why am I so far away from home Matron?
Because you murdered that kid.
Version of Scum
Written by Rick Lloyd
Performed by The Amazing Mike Kahn Band See more