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Dreaming 

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.

Director:

Mike Alexander

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ewen Bremner ... Sammy Nelson
Michael Carter ... Peter Nelson
Mary McCusker ... Mary Nelson
Shirley Henderson ... Pauline McPherson
Billy Connolly ... Game Show Host / Busker
Ricky Ross Ricky Ross ... Deacon Blue / Singer in Bar
Lorraine McIntosh Lorraine McIntosh ... Deacon Blue / Girl in Graveyard
Graeme Kelling Graeme Kelling ... Deacon Blue
James Prime James Prime ... Deacon Blue
Ewen Vernal Ewen Vernal ... Deacon Blue
Douglas Vipond Douglas Vipond ... Deacon Blue
Marianne Faithfull ... Woman in Crowd
Jake D'Arcy Jake D'Arcy ... Danny
Peter Kelly Peter Kelly ... Genteel Heavy
Robert Carr Robert Carr ... Job Interviewer / Guru
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1991 (UK) See more »

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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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