Unreleased Danny Boyle work to be available on BBC

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

Friday, 13th January 2017, 2:21 pm
Updated Friday, 13th January 2017, 2:27 pm
Filming of Transpotting Two with Director Danny Boyle. Picture; Neil Hanna


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.

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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