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    Some time around the late 70's Scots Soul singer Frankie Miller appeared in a television play/film set in Glasgow (I think). I remember it being very gritty, but little else. Anyone know what it was ?

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    "Just a boy's game" 1979

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    Was that the one about wife beating, where the main character (presumably played by Miller) accidentally kills his wife in a drunken rage? At the end another (male) character comments 'it could have happened to any of us'.



    That must have made an impression on me, as I don't think it's been repeated for decades, and I was only thinking about it the other day.

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    name='Lord Brett']Was that the one about wife beating, where the main character (presumably played by Miller) accidentally kills his wife in a drunken rage? At the end another (male) character comments 'it could have happened to any of us'.



    That must have made an impression on me, as I don't think it's been repeated for decades, and I was only thinking about it the other day.


    I dont think its the same one. It concerns a family of hardmen, grandfather,



    Father & son. Miller terrific as the son. The last 10 mins can be seen on you tube!

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    Saw him at Erics in Liverpool in the 70's. Great band . He had a brain haemorrhage in the nineties but is slowly getting his health back.



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    Just A Boy's Game is Frankie's only acting appearance and it certainly fits the bill for most what you have described. The great Ken Hutchison plays his mate.



    "Play for Today" Just a Boys' Game (1979)

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    name='wadsy']I dont think its the same one. It concerns a family of hardmen, grandfather,



    Father & son. Miller terrific as the son. The last 10 mins can be seen on you tube!


    I found out the trile of the one I remembered - It Could Happen to Anybody from Play for Today's last 'official' season in 1984. Some further plays were broadcast the following year, but the umbrella title had been dropped.

    Joseph Brady played the husband and Ann Scott-Jones the wife.

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    If I remember right, Frankie was actually pretty good in his only acting part.

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    Does anyone have a copy ? I'd love to re-visit this.

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    Yes I think I have that, will have to check

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    You can buy it here: John Williams Productions either singly or as part of the Peter McDougall Collection.


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