Scum Trailers

Original title Scum
Category Drama, TV Movie
UK Release Date
Production year 1991
Production Country
Directors Alan Clarke
Cast Ray Winstone, David Threlfall, Martin Phillips, Davidson Knight, John Blundell, Phil Daniels, Ray Burdis, Patrick Murray, Ian Sharrock, Tony London, Peter Kinley, Sheridan Earl Russell, Colin Mayes, Trevor Butler, Philip Da Costa


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'. Banned by the BBC for 14 years, the original television version of 'Scum' was finally aired in July 1991.