September 20, 1983
Kop hero Kenny Dalglish could soon be winning a new audience of fans – as a Television star. The Liverpool striker is to appear in all seven episodes of a new Granada series by Alan Bleasdale.
The real hero of the series is Scully, the high-spirited Liverpool street urchin first created by Bleasdale in short stories and radio programmes. But Scully dreams of being a professional footballer, and that’s where Dalglish steps in.
Every time Scully has a daydream about football he sees Dalglish, and in one episode he even gets to meet his idol in the flesh. Also appearing in the series, which is due to start filing next month, is Bruce Grobbelaar. Dalglish and Grobbelaar will be continuing the tradition set by team-mates Graeme Souness and Sammy Lee who appeared in an episode of Alan Bleasdale’s hit drama series “Boys from the Backstuff.”
Lead role of Scully in the new series goes to Liverpool actor Andrew Schofield, with club artist Ray Kingsley as his side-kick Mooey. Both will be re-creating the roles they played in a full length play called Scully’s Christmas Eve.
Another major role goes to Liverpool actor Mark McGann, who played Lennon in the Everyman hit musical about the Beatles. Mark’s brother Paul gets his big TV break on Thursday in the new BBC series, “Give us a break.”
(Source: Liverpool Echo: September 20, 1983; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited