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Scene
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BBC Schools TV
Company:BBC
First run:
27th September
1968

-
27th March
2007

Repeated until
9th October
2009

(42 school years)
[more][less]
Episodes:373 episodes
Duration:20 minutes, 25 minutes, 30 minutes
Subject:Citizenship: Citizenship, PSHE
Audience:Age 13-16
Language:In English
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Contents

Scene is the BBC's long-running and celebrated series of thought-provoking programmes for teenagers, featuring a mix of drama plays, generally 28 minutes long, and documentaries, generally 20-25 minutes long.

The series has tackled a huge range of social issues, such as racism, suicide, addiction, relationships, sexuality & all manner of family difficulties. Scene has attracted awards and prestige as well as various controversies over the years. For a schools programme it has been given tremendous exposure to mainstream audiences, as programmes produced for Scene have regularly been rebroadcast for an adult audience. However it is important to note that many episodes are produced "to provoke and stimulate discussion and investigation (and) may arouse strong feelings."[1] They are deliberately open to interpretation and need discussion and follow-up work, led by a teacher, to make the most of them.

Scene traditionally produced three complete, new plays every school year[2] and supplemented these with a wide array of documentary programmes, as well as repeats from previous years. From 1992 the documentary content was dropped (some Scene documentaries were later moved to Lifeschool) and Scene was focussed on powerful dramas all year round, including short films and plays from other series.[3].

Scene continued as part of the daytime schools broadcasts on BBC2 until 1999, when programmes for secondary schools were moved to the overnight hours. Repeats and occasional new dramas continued for almost another decade.

25th Anniversary

In the summer terms of 1993 and 1994 Scene's 25th anniversary was celebrated with repeats of several classic plays covering the programme's entire history, including black & white episodes from the very early years.

Archive plays were also shown in the evening DEF II programmes on BBC2, along with the premiere of a new play called The Soldier before it was shown to schools.

Episodes

Every episode episode or unit of Scene has its own page, linked below, including extracts from the teacher's notes, video clips (where they are legally available), credits, archive status (for episodes made before 1975), the complete broadcast history, and other details. They are not complete yet, but there is at least something for every episode!

In this list, highlighted episodes are drama programmes or plays, the others are documentaries. # indicates a programme that was not originally made for Scene. Solid lines show the break between academic years.

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# Title Watch Broadcast Archive
1. The Dark Immigrants Programme 1: Sorry No Coloureds! 1968/09/2727 Sep 1968 BBC
2. The Dark Immigrants Programme 2: Asian Communities 1968/10/0303 Oct 1968 BBC
3. Last Bus 1968/10/1010 Oct 1968 BBC
4. The Sentence of the Court 1968/10/1717 Oct 1968 BBC
5. The American Scene 1968 Programme 1: Electing A President 1968/10/2424 Oct 1968 BBC
6. The American Scene 1968 Programme 2: The Buck Stops Here 1968/11/0707 Nov 1968
7. It's Me, Eileen 1968/11/1414 Nov 1968
8. Children in Care 1968/11/2121 Nov 1968 BBC
9. Community Service # 1968/11/2828 Nov 1968 BBC
10. War Minus The Shooting (A Topical Programme) 1968/12/0505 Dec 1968 BBC
11. Flashpoint Middle East Programme 1: The Promised Land 1969/01/1616 Jan 1969 BBC
12. Flashpoint Middle East Programme 2: The Arab States 1969/01/2323 Jan 1969
13. Terry 1969/01/3030 Jan 1969 BBC
14. Being Happy, That's What Counts 1969/02/0606 Feb 1969
15. Out Beyond Earth Programme 1 1969/02/1313 Feb 1969
16. Out Beyond Earth Programme 2 1969/02/2020 Feb 1969
17. Time Hurries On 1969/03/0606 Mar 1969
18. Getting Married 1969/03/1313 Mar 1969
19. The Beauty Business 1969/03/2020 Mar 1969
20. The Handicapped Child 1969/03/2727 Mar 1969 BBC
21. (unknown documentary, might be in the list later as a repeat) 1969/09/2525 Sep 1969
22. Which Way Forward? 1969/10/0202 Oct 1969
23. Money in Your Pocket 1969/10/2323 Oct 1969
24. Money in the Bank 1969/11/0606 Nov 1969 BBC
25. Two-Way Traffic 1969/11/1313 Nov 1969
26. What's It Like To Be Old? 1969/11/2020 Nov 1969
27. Personal View: Jimmy Savile 1969/11/2727 Nov 1969 BBC
28. (a topical programme, might be in the list later as a repeat) 1970/01/1515 Jan 1970
29. Let There Be Light 1970/01/2222 Jan 1970 Recovered
30. The March Issue 1970/02/1212 Feb 1970 BBC
31. Coffee Campaign 1970/02/1919 Feb 1970 BBC
32. Hero in the Dust 1970/02/2626 Feb 1970
33. Because There's Nothing Else to Do 1970/03/0505 Mar 1970 BBC
34. Being Welsh 1970/03/1212 Mar 1970
35. One Man's Meat - Factory Farming 1970/09/2424 Sep 1970 BBC
36. Member of Parliament 1970/10/0101 Oct 1970 NFA
37. Not Our Custom 1970/10/2222 Oct 1970 BBC
38. £60 Single, £100 Return 1970/11/0505 Nov 1970 BBC
39. Men Against Mountains 1970/11/1212 Nov 1970 BBC
40. United Nations At Work 1970/11/1919 Nov 1970 BBC
41. Ours To Save 1970/12/0303 Dec 1970
42. What Sort Of Radio? 1971/01/1414 Jan 1971 BBC
43. Los Angeles, USA Programme 1 1971/02/1111 Feb 1971 BBC
44. Los Angeles, USA Programme 2 1971/02/1818 Feb 1971 BBC
45. Clean Sweep 1971/03/0404 Mar 1971 BBC
46. Hi-Jack 1971/03/1111 Mar 1971 BBC
47. Solo 1971/03/2525 Mar 1971 BBC
48. A Woman's Place 1971/09/2323 Sep 1971 BBC
49. Shop Around 1971/09/3030 Sep 1971 BBC
50. Are You Certain? 1971/10/0707 Oct 1971 BBC
51. Mates 1971/11/1111 Nov 1971 BBC
52. What Do I Like About Tommy? 1971/11/1818 Nov 1971 BBC
53. Just Love 1971/11/2525 Nov 1971 BBC
54. It's a Tough Life Programme 1: Apprentice Footballers 1972/01/1313 Jan 1972 BBC
55. It's a Tough Life Programme 2: Every Day We Dance 1972/01/2020 Jan 1972 BBC
56. The Monarchy 1972/02/0303 Feb 1972
57. A Grim Job 1972/02/1010 Feb 1972 BBC
58. Sent Away From Home 1972/02/2424 Feb 1972 BBC
59. Bank Holiday 1972/03/0202 Mar 1972 BBC
60. The Police and You 1972/03/0909 Mar 1972 BBC
61. What Shall I Wear? 1972/03/2323 Mar 1972 BBC
62. On The Right Tracks 1972/09/2121 Sep 1972 BBC
63. There's a Motorway at the Bottom of the Garden 1972/09/2828 Sep 1972 BBC
64. Quiet Afternoon 1972/10/0505 Oct 1972 BBC
65. The More We Are Together Programme 1: Thamesmead 1972/10/1212 Oct 1972 BBC
66. The More We Are Together Programme 2: The Isle of Scalpay 1972/10/1919 Oct 1972 BBC
67. Sonia And The Olympic Games 1972/10/2626 Oct 1972 BBC
68. Morecambe And Wise 1973/01/1818 Jan 1973 BBC
69. The Lawbreakers 1973/02/0808 Feb 1973 BBC
70. The French Scene 1973/02/1515 Feb 1973
71. Europe and You 1973/03/0101 Mar 1973
72. A Mug's Game? 1973/03/0808 Mar 1973 BBC
73. I Don't Know Where to Turn 1973/03/2222 Mar 1973 BBC
74. Getaway - Maps and Compasses 1973/03/2929 Mar 1973 BBC
75. Blackout 1973/10/0404 Oct 1973
76. Member of the Union 1973/10/1111 Oct 1973 BBC
77. The Ballad of Ben Bagot 1973/11/0808 Nov 1973 BBC
78. That's Life, I Suppose... 1973/11/1515 Nov 1973 BBC
79. How Good a Parent...? 1973/11/2222 Nov 1973 BBC
80. Ugandan Asians, British Asians? 1973/11/2929 Nov 1973 BBC
81. A Child of the Jago Programme 1 1974/02/0707 Feb 1974 BBC
82. A Child of the Jago Programme 2 1974/02/1414 Feb 1974 BBC
83. All That Glitters Programme 1: The Sweet 1974/02/2828 Feb 1974 BBC
84. All That Glitters Programme 2: Renia 1974/03/0707 Mar 1974 BBC
85. They Don't All Open Men's Boutiques # 1974/03/2121 Mar 1974
86. Sportsmen or Politicians? 1974/03/2828 Mar 1974
87. A First Class Friend 1974/10/0303 Oct 1974 BBC
88. What Does Money Matter? (1974) 1974/10/1717 Oct 1974 BBC
89. The Disappearing Act 1974/10/2424 Oct 1974 BBC
90. What They Did Then 1974/12/0505 Dec 1974 BBC
91. Looking for a Fight 1975/01/1616 Jan 1975 BBC
92. Mum, Where Are You? 1975/01/3030 Jan 1975 BBC
93. A Different Sort of Family 1975/02/0606 Feb 1975 BBC
94. To Stand and Stare 1975/02/1313 Feb 1975 BBC
95. James Is Our Brother - Mental Handicap 1975/02/2020 Feb 1975 BBC
96. Because I Say So 1975/09/2525 Sep 1975 BBC
97. The Hospital 1975/10/0202 Oct 1975 BBC
98. Break In 1975/11/0606 Nov 1975 BBC
99. A Sober and Industrious Life 1975/11/1313 Nov 1975 BBC
100. Access To Television (1975) 1975/11/2020 Nov 1975 BBC
101. It's Not Like This Where I Come From 1975/11/2727 Nov 1975 BBC
102. Alone on the Moors 1975/12/0404 Dec 1975 BBC
103. Gulpin 1976/01/2929 Jan 1976 BBC
104. Why Don't You Remember? 1976/02/2626 Feb 1976 BBC
105. Let's Do It Ourselves! 1976/03/2525 Mar 1976 BBC
106. Motorcycle Man 1976/04/2929 Apr 1976 BBC
107. Hello!...And What Then? 1976/05/0606 May 1976 BBC
108. I Want to be Like You 1976/05/1313 May 1976 BBC
109. What a Waste 1976/05/2020 May 1976 BBC
110. Choices (1976) # 1976/06/1717 Jun 1976 BBC
111. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll 1976/06/2424 Jun 1976 BBC
112. A Collier's Friday Night Part 1 1976/09/3030 Sep 1976 BBC
113. A Collier's Friday Night Part 2 1976/10/0707 Oct 1976 BBC
114. Changing Roles For Women? 1976/10/1414 Oct 1976 BBC
115. Personal View: John Curry, OBE 1976/11/0404 Nov 1976 BBC
116. Rights and Responsibilities 1976/11/1111 Nov 1976 BBC
117. Newsworthy - The Girl Who Saw a Tiger 1976/11/1818 Nov 1976 BBC
118. The Story of the News (1976) 1976/11/2525 Nov 1976 BBC
119. And They All Lived Happily Together 1977/01/1313 Jan 1977 BBC
120. Wanted, Work 1977/01/2727 Jan 1977 BBC
121. Teenage Magazines 1977/02/1010 Feb 1977 BBC
122. The Law of Life 1977/03/0303 Mar 1977 BBC
123. The Life of a Social Worker 1977/05/0505 May 1977 BBC
124. Anatomy of a Gang 1977/06/0202 Jun 1977 BBC
126. Laura 1977/06/1616 Jun 1977 BBC
127. The Elastic Human Body 1977/09/2929 Sep 1977 BBC
128. Violence in Entertainment 1977/10/2020 Oct 1977 BBC
129. Crime and Punishment 1977/10/2727 Oct 1977 BBC
130. Consequences Part 1 1977/11/1010 Nov 1977 BBC
131. Consequences Part 2 1977/11/1717 Nov 1977 BBC
125. In Spite of Their Deafness 1978/01/1212 Jan 1978 BBC
132. A Village in Africa 1978/01/1919 Jan 1978 BBC
133. Young Marriage 1978/01/2626 Jan 1978 BBC
134. Diver 1978/02/0202 Feb 1978 BBC
135. Religion Today 1978/02/0909 Feb 1978 BBC
136. Try Again 1978/02/1616 Feb 1978 BBC
137. Loyalties 1978/02/2323 Feb 1978 BBC
138. The Travellers 1978/04/2020 Apr 1978 BBC
139. Access To Television (1978) 1978/04/2727 Apr 1978 BBC
140. Jackie McCafferty's Romance 1978/10/0505 Oct 1978 BBC
141. The Future 1978/10/1212 Oct 1978 BBC
142. Lies Part 1 1978/11/0909 Nov 1978 BBC
143. Lies Part 2 1978/11/1616 Nov 1978 BBC
144. Reggae Roots 1978/11/2323 Nov 1978 BBC
145. A Chinese Family 1979/01/1818 Jan 1979 BBC
146. The Story of the News (1979) 1979/01/2525 Jan 1979 BBC
147. Justice - Uncle Sangi 1979/02/0101 Feb 1979 BBC
148. Sonia Lannaman 1979/02/1515 Feb 1979 BBC
149. Two's Company 1979/03/2222 Mar 1979 BBC
150. The Daily Express: A Newspaper At Work 1979/05/2424 May 1979 BBC
151. The Police 1979/06/0707 Jun 1979 BBC
152. The Life of a Stand-Up Comic 1979/06/2121 Jun 1979 BBC
153. This Sporting Life 1979/10/1111 Oct 1979 BBC
154. Victim 1979/10/1818 Oct 1979 BBC
155. Personal View: Claire Rayner 1979/11/2222 Nov 1979 BBC
156. Fact, Myth or Superstition? 1979/11/2929 Nov 1979 BBC
157. The 'Sally Ann' 1980/01/1717 Jan 1980 BBC
158. Coins Against The Wall 1980/02/0707 Feb 1980 BBC
159. Why Prejudice? 1980/03/0606 Mar 1980 BBC
160. Fan Phenomenon 1980/03/1313 Mar 1980 BBC
161. If Only... 1980/03/2020 Mar 1980 BBC
162. Scene In Northern Ireland 1980/03/2727 Mar 1980 BBC
163. The Kids are Okay Part 1: Who's Leaving? 1980/04/2424 Apr 1980 BBC
164. The Kids are Okay Part 2: Father's Day 1980/05/0101 May 1980 BBC
165. After The Gold Rush # 1980/05/2222 May 1980 BBC
166. Access To Television (compilation of 1975 & 1978 films) 1980/06/0505 Jun 1980 BBC
167. And Mum Came Too 1980/10/0909 Oct 1980 BBC
168. Booze 1980/10/1616 Oct 1980 BBC
169. Faulty Towers 1981/01/2929 Jan 1981 BBC
170. On Yer Bike! 1981/02/0505 Feb 1981 BBC
171. Friends and Friendship 1981/02/1212 Feb 1981 BBC
172. Consumer Rights 1981/02/1919 Feb 1981 BBC
173. Fido: Friend or Foe? 1981/03/1919 Mar 1981 BBC
174. What a Way to Run a School! 1981/03/2626 Mar 1981 BBC
175. On Holiday 1981/04/0202 Apr 1981 BBC
176. Personal View: Ian Dury 1981/05/0707 May 1981 BBC
177. Judo Champ 1981/05/1414 May 1981 BBC
178. Food, Food, Glorious Food 1981/09/2424 Sep 1981 BBC
179. Patty Fatty 1981/10/0101 Oct 1981 BBC
180. Girl in Brazil 1981/10/0808 Oct 1981 BBC
181. Funny People 1981/12/0303 Dec 1981 BBC
182. May All Your Troubles Be Little Ones 1982/01/2828 Jan 1982 BBC
183. Ties 1982/02/1111 Feb 1982 BBC
184. Britain's Nuclear Defence 1982/02/1818 Feb 1982 BBC
185. Troubled Minds? That's a Lousy Title! 1982/03/1818 Mar 1982 BBC
186. Don't Shoot the Ref 1982/03/2525 Mar 1982 BBC
187. To Turn a Blind Eye 1982/04/2929 Apr 1982 BBC
188. A Question of Class 1982/05/0606 May 1982 BBC
189. Enrico - An Unsolved Killing 1982/11/1111 Nov 1982 BBC
190. Simulation Exercise 1982/11/1818 Nov 1982 BBC
191. We are Jewish 1982/11/2525 Nov 1982 BBC
192. Who Are You Looking At? 1983/01/2727 Jan 1983 BBC
193. The Cage 1983/02/0303 Feb 1983 BBC
194. How Did You Learn About It? 1983/03/1717 Mar 1983 BBC
195. Andy Capp: Fact or Fiction? 1983/03/2424 Mar 1983 BBC
196. A Visitor from Outer Space 1983/04/2828 Apr 1983 BBC
197. The Biggest Epidemic of Our Time # 1983/05/0505 May 1983 BBC
198. The National Health 1983/05/1212 May 1983 BBC
199. The Fort George Volunteers 1983/05/2626 May 1983 BBC
200. I Am Libra, What Are You? 1983/09/2929 Sep 1983 BBC
201. Time for a Commercial 1983/11/0303 Nov 1983 BBC
202. The Gang, Where Are They Now? 1983/11/1010 Nov 1983 BBC
203. The Breakaway 1983/12/0101 Dec 1983 BBC
204. Scene in New York 1984/03/0101 Mar 1984 BBC
205. Wide Games 1984/03/0808 Mar 1984 BBC
206. Name, Rank and Number 1984/03/1515 Mar 1984 BBC
207. What Is It Like To Be Old? 1984/03/2929 Mar 1984 BBC
208. Keep Your Cool 1984/05/1010 May 1984 BBC
209. What Are You Afraid Of? 1984/05/1717 May 1984 BBC
210. What Does Money Matter? (1984) 1984/05/2424 May 1984 BBC
211. The Hunt Saboteurs # 1984/06/0707 Jun 1984 BBC
212. Good Neighbours 1984/06/1414 Jun 1984 BBC
213. A Guide To Armageddon 1984/06/2121 Jun 1984 BBC
214. Somewhere To Call My Own 1984/10/1818 Oct 1984 BBC
215. Not To Be Sniffed At 1984/11/1515 Nov 1984 BBC
216. Just Deserts 1984/11/2222 Nov 1984 BBC
217. Your Place or Mine? 1985/01/1717 Jan 1985 BBC
218. Sexual Harassment 1985/02/1414 Feb 1985 BBC
219. Death in the Family 1985/03/0707 Mar 1985 BBC
220. Take Away Family 1985/03/1414 Mar 1985 BBC
221. Boxing on the Ropes 1985/03/2828 Mar 1985 BBC
222. Baby I Love You 1985/05/0202 May 1985 BBC
223. Personal View: Victoria Wood 1985/05/0909 May 1985 BBC
224. Teenagers Make Their Own Films 1985/06/0606 Jun 1985 BBC
225. Football Fans Abroad 1985/06/1313 Jun 1985 BBC
226. After Brussels: Football Fans Abroad? 1985/06/2020 Jun 1985 BBC
227. Stunts and Daredevils 1985/10/0202 Oct 1985 BBC
228. Salt on a Snake's Tail # 1985/10/0909 Oct 1985 BBC
229. Every Night We Draw The Shutters 1985/10/1616 Oct 1985 BBC
230. Why Are You So Shy? 1985/12/0404 Dec 1985 BBC
231. Ungentlemanly Conduct? 1986/01/2929 Jan 1986 BBC
232. The Roadie's Tale 1986/02/0505 Feb 1986 BBC
233. It's a Wheelchair Not A Pram 1986/02/2626 Feb 1986 BBC
234. Too Young To Have A Baby? 1986/03/1212 Mar 1986 BBC
235. Who Will My Parents Be? 1986/03/1919 Mar 1986 BBC
236. Another Little Drink Won't Do Us Any Harm # 1986/04/3030 Apr 1986 BBC
237. Too Nice By Half! 1986/05/0707 May 1986 BBC
238. Juvenile Court 1986/05/1414 May 1986 BBC
239. School Trip To The Trenches 1986/05/2121 May 1986 BBC
240. Mad About Motors 1986/10/2323 Oct 1986 BBC
241. Nobody Here Knows 1986/11/1313 Nov 1986 BBC
242. Nuclear Power - Do We Have A Choice? 1986/11/2020 Nov 1986 BBC
243. A Mixed Experience 1987/03/1212 Mar 1987 BBC
244. Why Can't We Live Together? 1987/03/2626 Mar 1987 BBC
245. Janna, Where Are You? 1987/05/1414 May 1987 BBC
246. New Age Gypsies 1987/05/2121 May 1987 BBC
247. Personal View: Paul Gambaccini 1987/06/0404 Jun 1987 BBC
248. AIDS Special 1987/10/0808 Oct 1987 BBC
249. Girls' Gang 1987/10/2222 Oct 1987 BBC
250. Dreams and Nightmares 1987/11/0505 Nov 1987 BBC
251. This Year's Model 1987/12/0303 Dec 1987 BBC
252. Sentence of the Court 1988/01/2828 Jan 1988 BBC
253. Getting In Part 1 1988/02/0404 Feb 1988 BBC
254. Getting In Part 2 1988/02/1111 Feb 1988 BBC
255. Fame 1988/02/1818 Feb 1988 BBC
256. Kick Boxer 1988/03/1717 Mar 1988 BBC
257. Competition 1988/03/2424 Mar 1988 BBC
258. QPR Askey is Dead! 1988/04/2828 Apr 1988 BBC
259. Young Police 1988/05/1212 May 1988 BBC
260. The Crossing 1988/09/2222 Sep 1988 BBC
261. South Africa Special 1988/09/2929 Sep 1988 BBC
262. For Glory and Gold? 1988/10/0606 Oct 1988 BBC
263. Young Vietnam 1988/11/1717 Nov 1988 BBC
264. Refugees - You Leave Because You Have To 1988/11/2424 Nov 1988 BBC
265. Love Is...? 1988/12/0101 Dec 1988 BBC
266. Young Hungarians 1989/01/1212 Jan 1989 BBC
267. Grandad's Gone Daft 1989/01/1919 Jan 1989 BBC
268. Other People's Families 1989/02/0909 Feb 1989 BBC
269. Believe It Or Not 1989/02/2323 Feb 1989 BBC
270. My Brother David 1989/03/0202 Mar 1989 BBC
271. British Youth Today 1989/05/1818 May 1989 BBC
272. Mother's Day 1989/05/2525 May 1989 BBC
273. Together Forever 1989/09/2929 Sep 1989 BBC
274. I Like It Here 1989/10/0606 Oct 1989 BBC
275. Arguments 1989/11/0303 Nov 1989 BBC
276. Fitting Images 1989/11/1717 Nov 1989 BBC
277. Truants 1989/11/2424 Nov 1989 BBC
278. Two of Us Part 1 1990/02/0202 Feb 1990 BBC
279. Two of Us Part 2 1990/02/0909 Feb 1990 BBC
280. Vandals 1990/02/1616 Feb 1990 BBC
281. Doing Your Own Thing 1990/03/1616 Mar 1990 BBC
282. Sweet Seventeen Part 1 1990/03/2323 Mar 1990 BBC
283. Sweet Seventeen Part 2 1990/03/3030 Mar 1990 BBC
284. Rose's Tree 1990/05/0404 May 1990 BBC
285. Party, Party 1990/05/2525 May 1990 BBC
286. Body Language 1990/11/0202 Nov 1990 BBC
287. That Green Stuff 1990/11/0909 Nov 1990 BBC
288. Bandit Disease 1990/11/1616 Nov 1990 BBC
289. Proud To Be Muslim 1990/11/2323 Nov 1990 BBC
290. Hype 1990/11/3030 Nov 1990 BBC
291. Money, Breeding... or What? 1991/03/1515 Mar 1991 BBC
292. Animal Rights 1991/03/2222 Mar 1991 BBC
293. Collision Course Part 1 1991/05/2424 May 1991 BBC
294. Collision Course Part 2 1991/06/0707 Jun 1991 BBC
295. Soweto 1991/06/1414 Jun 1991 BBC
296. War 1991/06/2121 Jun 1991 BBC
297. Kicks and Insults 1991/11/0808 Nov 1991 BBC
298. Grey Areas 1991/11/1515 Nov 1991 BBC
299. Heroes and Hero Worship 1991/11/2222 Nov 1991 BBC
300. Tell Them The Truth 1991/11/2929 Nov 1991 BBC
301. Queen Sacrifice # videoWatch Online 1992/02/2121 Feb 1992 BBC
302. Examinations: The Stress Factor 1992/03/0606 Mar 1992 BBC
303. Bhangra Girls 1992/03/2020 Mar 1992 BBC
304. Partners 1992/05/2929 May 1992 BBC
305. The Journey 1992/06/0505 Jun 1992 BBC
306. Twin Peaks, Twin Piques 1992/06/1919 Jun 1992 BBC
307. That Burning Question # 1992/09/1818 Sep 1992 BBC
308. Written Off # 1992/09/2525 Sep 1992 BBC
309. Say Goodbye 1992/10/0202 Oct 1992 BBC
310. Terraces 1993/01/1515 Jan 1993 BBC
311. Thin Ice 1993/01/2222 Jan 1993 BBC
312. Mohammed's Daughter 1993/01/2929 Jan 1993 BBC
313. Fighting with Shadows 1993/02/0505 Feb 1993 BBC
314. Shakers 1993/02/1212 Feb 1993 BBC
315. The Hamster Wheel 1993/02/2626 Feb 1993 BBC
316. Test Flight # 1993/03/0505 Mar 1993 BBC
317. Last Breeze of Summer # 1993/03/1212 Mar 1993 BBC
318. Dear Life 1993/03/1919 Mar 1993 BBC
319. A Separate Peace 1993/03/2626 Mar 1993 BBC
320. Buddy Part 1: Raining in My Heart # 1993/04/3030 Apr 1993 BBC
321. Buddy Part 2: Crying, Waiting, Hoping # 1993/05/0707 May 1993 BBC
322. Buddy Part 3: Blue Suede Shoes # 1993/05/1414 May 1993 BBC
323. Buddy Part 4: That'll Be The Day # 1993/05/2121 May 1993 BBC
324. Buddy Part 5: Everyday It's A-Getting Closer # 1993/05/2828 May 1993 BBC
325. The Soldier 1993/09/1313 Sep 1993 BBC
326. Trafford Tanzi 1993/09/2424 Sep 1993 BBC
327. The Diary of Rita Patel # 1993/10/0808 Oct 1993 BBC
328. Pig Boy videoWatch Online 1993/10/2222 Oct 1993 BBC
329. Alyce In Wonderland # 1993/11/2626 Nov 1993 BBC
330. Our Day Out Part 1 # 1994/01/1414 Jan 1994 BBC
331. Our Day Out Part 2 # 1994/01/2121 Jan 1994 BBC
332. Our Day Out Part 3 # 1994/01/2828 Jan 1994 BBC
333. Teaching Matthew videoWatch Online 1994/03/2222 Mar 1994 BBC
334. The Blood That's In You 1994/09/3030 Sep 1994 BBC
335. The Bet # 1994/10/1414 Oct 1994 BBC
336. Young Jung 1994/10/2121 Oct 1994 BBC
337. SAB 1994/11/0404 Nov 1994 BBC
338. Pride 1994/11/1818 Nov 1994 BBC
339. Elysian Fields 1994/11/2525 Nov 1994 BBC
340. Family Snaps 1994/12/0202 Dec 1994 BBC
341. Montana Crossroads # 1995/02/0303 Feb 1995 BBC
342. Alison videoWatch Online 1995/03/2424 Mar 1995 BBC
343. Loved Up Part 1 videoWatch Online 1995/10/0606 Oct 1995 BBC
344. Loved Up Part 2 videoWatch Online 1995/10/1313 Oct 1995 BBC
345. Career Opportunities 1995/11/1010 Nov 1995 BBC
346. Radio Waves 1995/12/0101 Dec 1995 BBC
347. Prisoners in Time Part 1 # 1996/02/0202 Feb 1996 BBC
348. Prisoners in Time Part 2 # 1996/02/0909 Feb 1996 BBC
349. A Figure of Eight 1996/03/0101 Mar 1996 BBC
350. Edward No Hands 1996/03/0808 Mar 1996 BBC
351. Spy in the Cab 1996/03/1515 Mar 1996 BBC
352. The People Are The Forest 1996/03/2222 Mar 1996 BBC
353. Stone Cold Part 1 videoWatch Online 1997/01/1010 Jan 1997 BBC
354. Stone Cold Part 2 videoWatch Online 1997/01/1717 Jan 1997 BBC
355. Stone Cold Part 3 videoWatch Online 1997/01/2424 Jan 1997 BBC
356. Summertime # 1997/01/3131 Jan 1997 BBC
357. A Man of Letters 1997/02/0707 Feb 1997 BBC
358. Breaking the Code Part 1 # 1997/02/1414 Feb 1997 BBC
359. Breaking the Code Part 2 # 1997/02/2828 Feb 1997 BBC
360. Breaking the Code Part 3 # 1997/03/0707 Mar 1997 BBC
361. Skinny Marink 1997/03/1414 Mar 1997 BBC
362. Choices (1997) videoWatch Online 1997/03/2121 Mar 1997 BBC
363. Dear Nobody Part 1 videoWatch Online 1998/02/2727 Feb 1998 BBC
364. Dear Nobody Part 2 videoWatch Online 1998/03/0606 Mar 1998 BBC
365. Dear Nobody Part 3 videoWatch Online 1998/03/1313 Mar 1998 BBC
366. United 1998/03/2727 Mar 1998 BBC
367. Junk Part 1 videoWatch Online 1999/01/1515 Jan 1999 BBC
368. Junk Part 2 videoWatch Online 1999/01/2222 Jan 1999 BBC
369. Junk Part 3 videoWatch Online 1999/01/2929 Jan 1999 BBC
370. Offside videoWatch Online 2002/01/2222 Jan 2002 BBC
371. Oddsquad 2005/03/2222 Mar 2005 BBC
372. Spit Game 2005/10/2828 Oct 2005 BBC
373. All About Me 2007/03/2828 Mar 2007 BBC
  • Junk is not marked with # because, although it was also shown as a 90 minute drama for adults, this version was produced simultaneously with the Scene schools version, one didn't come before the other[5].
    Two of Us is not marked with # because, although it was shown first as a 60-minute film for adults on 25 March 1988, it was still originally made for Scene.
    The Soldier was first shown in the schools slot on 1 October 1993, the date given above is for its screening on DEF II for adults, however this was still billed and presented as a Scene broadcast so I think it counts.
  • "A series of programmes to mark 25 years of Scene drama begins with Buddy, a 5 part adaptation of the book by Nigel Hinton," proclaimed the Radio Times in summer 1993. The only problem is that Buddy was never previously part of Scene! It was originally shown as a stand-alone series in spring 1986, and then later repeated as part of English Time when that series started in autumn 1986. But the Scene opening titles were shown at the beginning of each episode in 1993 so it definitely was part of the series by then! Buddy is listed above with its 1993 broadcast dates as this is when it joined Scene.
  • The documentary Looking for Tat, first shown on BBC2 in 1997 as a compilation of Video Diaries programmes, was coupled with the Scene drama Stone Cold to make up a two-hour programme about homelessness for the Learning Zone on BBC2, which was first shown on 9 November 1999. Looking for Tat was listed as a Scene programme in the BBC Secondary Catalogue, but there is nothing within the broadcast programme to suggest it is part of Scene, and so it is not listed on this page.

Scene Scripts

Five books published by Longman, containing scripts of Scene episodes in a format which could be read of performed by schools, accompanied by articles on producing the plays for television and interviews with the playwrights.

Scene Scripts

Edited by Michael Marland. London: Longman Group, 1972. ISBN 0 582 23334 8

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Contains scripts to:


Scene Scripts 2

Selected by Michael Marland, edited by Roy Blatchford (the front cover contradicts these roles, but they are correct as given inside). London: Longman Group, 1978. ISBN 0 582 23357 7

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Contains scripts to:


Scene Scripts 3

Edited by Roy Blatchford. London: Longman Group, 1982. ISBN 0 582 22309 1

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Contains scripts to:


Scene Scripts 4

Edited by Alison Leake. London: Longman Group, 1985. ISBN 0 582 22393 8

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Contains scripts to:


Scene Scripts 5

Edited by Alison Leake. London: Longman Group, 1987. ISBN 0 582 24394 7

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Contains scripts to:


Sources & References

  1. Quote about Scene being "designed to provoke and stimulate discussion" from BBC Annual Programme for Age 11-19, 1983-84, page 19.
  2. Information about 3 new plays per school year is obvious from the episode list and stated explicitly on page vii of Scene Scripts 4 ("each term three complete plays are broadcast").
  3. Documentaries being dropped is obvious from the episode list, exact quote from BBC Secondary Catalogue: PHSE/PSD 2000-2001 page 6 "a powerful series of dramas designed to 'hit home'."
  4. Sources used to compile the episode list: the Radio Times, the free online version of the BBC Programme Catalogue, the BFI Film & TV Database, Kaleidoscope (1997), various teacher's notes to the series 1970-1997, BBC Secondary Catalogue 2000-2001: PSHE/PSD, The Times (Digital Archive and microfilm + Times Index), and recent TV listings from BBC Whatson Schedules (& BBC Backstage), DigiGuide and TRILT: the Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching. Identification of drama vs documentary programmes with reference to all listings sources above and viewing of episodes themselves.
  5. The simultaneously filming of Junk as an adult drama and a schools drama, with different versions of some scenes for the two editions, is covered in the video Making Junk: From Page to Screen, published by English & Media Centre (EMC 10/05).


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