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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Series cast summary:
Andrew Schofield ...  Franny Scully 7 episodes, 1984
Ray Kingsley Ray Kingsley ...  'Mooey' Morgan 7 episodes, 1984
Mark McGann ...  Mad Dog 7 episodes, 1984
Cathy Tyson ...  Joanna 7 episodes, 1984
Richard Burke Richard Burke ...  Snotty Dog 6 episodes, 1984
Jean Boht Jean Boht ...  Gran 6 episodes, 1984
Kenny Dalglish ...  Himself 6 episodes, 1984
Valerie Lilley ...  Mrs. Scully 6 episodes, 1984
David Ross David Ross ...  Steve 6 episodes, 1984
Gary Bleasdale Gary Bleasdale ...  Bignall 5 episodes, 1984
Judith Barker Judith Barker ...  Mrs. Heath 5 episodes, 1984
Tom Georgeson Tom Georgeson ...  Isaiah 5 episodes, 1984
Gilly Coman Gilly Coman ...  Marie Morgan 5 episodes, 1984
Peter Christian Peter Christian ...  Tony 5 episodes, 1984
Peter Kerrigan Peter Kerrigan ...  Old Man 5 episodes, 1984
Tony Haygarth ...  Dracula 4 episodes, 1984
Jimmy Gallagher Jimmy Gallagher ...  Arthur Scully 4 episodes, 1984
Paula Jacobs Paula Jacobs ...  Florrie 4 episodes, 1984
Elvis Costello ...  Henry Scully 4 episodes, 1984
Angela Catherall Angela Catherall ...  Rita 4 episodes, 1984
Lucinda Scrivener Lucinda Scrivener ...  Puppy Dog 3 episodes, 1984
Joe Briath Joe Briath ...  Kelly 3 episodes, 1984
Mary Cunningham Mary Cunningham ...  Crackers Leigh 3 episodes, 1984
Joey Kaye Joey Kaye ...  Mr. Scully 3 episodes, 1984
Philip Whitchurch ...  Castanets 3 episodes, 1984


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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Follows Play for Today: Scully's New Year's Eve (1978) See more »


Turning The Town Red
Written by Elvis Costello (uncredited)
Sung by Elvis Costello and The Attractions
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Elvis Costello in a sitcom
19 November 2002 | by F Gwynplaine MacIntyreSee 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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