Unreleased Danny Boyle work to be available on BBC

Filming of Transpotting Two with Director Danny Boyle. Picture; Neil Hanna

Filming of Transpotting Two with Director Danny Boyle. Picture; Neil Hanna

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Previously unreleased television dramas directed by Trainspotting’s Danny Boyle are to be made available on the BBC Store.

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The multi-award winning director is being celebrated with the collection ahead of the release of his long-awaited sequel to the Oscar-nominated film, set in Edinburgh.

It includes a trilogy of hour-long stories looking at the next Northern Ireland generation which were originally broadcast in September 1987.

The series includes Scout, which follows a veteran Manchester United football scout looking for the next George Best in Belfast.

Also to be released is the Sinead Cusack-starring The Hen House, originally broadcast in 1989. Cusack plays widowed Lily who lives a sheltered life in County Donegal until two young boys find evidence of a horrifying secret in her hen house.

Boyle’s Trainspotting follow-up, titled T2 Trainspotting, reunites the director with original cast members Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller and Ewen Bremner.

It comes 21 years after the first film, which followed a group of heroin addicts and explored urban poverty in Edinburgh, based on the novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh.

The sequel is based on his book Porn