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A Mug’s Game (BBC Drama, Ken Stott, Michelle Fairley)

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A Mug's Game BBC 1996 Ken Stott

Four part drama serial A Mug’s Game focuses on McCaffrey (Ken Stott) who arrives in a small fishing village on the West Coast of Scotland in order to run a fish farm and shakes up the world of the people around him.

A Mug’s Game was writer Donna Franceschild’s follow up to the highly regarded Takin’ Over the Asylum which had also starred Ken Stott. This was just as strong but not as well remembered.

Cast: Ken Stott as McCaffrey; Michelle Fairley as Kathy; Sean Harris as Con; Katy Murphy as Denise; June Watson as Agnes; Jimmy Yuill as Alan; Ewan Stewart as Kenny; Mary Macleod as Ruth; James Cunningham as Simon; Iain Robertson as Stephen; Karina Lang as Jennifer; Vicki Masson as Annie; Harry Jones as Hamish; Jon Morrison as Jim; Matt Costello as Andy; Brian Alexander as Iain; Tommy Flanagan as Paul; Iain Connell as Calum; James Molloy as Graeme; Sam Graham as Bruce; Ann McTaggart as Aileen; Pauline Lynch as Linda; Arlene Cockburn Dorothy; Helen Logan as Moira; Amy McKenzie as Morag; Derek Anders as Archie; Kenneth Bryans as Police Constable Grant; Mary Boyle as Mrs Millar

Writer: Donna Franceschild / Producer: Catherine Wearing / Director: David Blair

UK / BBC One / 4×60 minutes / 28 January – 18 February 1996