The Crow Road (TV series)

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The Crow Road
Genre Drama
Based on The Crow Road by Iain Banks
Written by Bryan Elsley
Directed by Gavin Millar
Starring Joe McFadden
Bill Paterson
Peter Capaldi
Valerie Edmond
Dougray Scott
Composer(s) Colin Towns
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 4
Executive producer(s) Andrea Calderwood
Kevin Loader
Franc Roddam
Producer(s) Bradley Adams
Location(s) Ardkinglas House, Cairndow, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom
Running time 58 min
Production company(s) Union Pictures
Original network BBC Scotland
Picture format 14:9
Audio format Stereo
Original release 4 November (1996-11-04) – 25 November 1996 (1996-11-25)

The Crow Road is a four-part television miniseries by BBC Scotland in 1996, based faithfully on the novel by Scottish novelist Iain Banks. It was directed by Gavin Millar.

The cast includes Joseph McFadden as Prentice McHoan, Bill Paterson as his father, Dougray Scott as his older brother (another, younger brother in the novel has been written out here) and Peter Capaldi as the disappeared uncle who, via a narrative device employed in the adaptation, visits the thoughtful Prentice when he is alone. The production was nominated as Best Drama Serial at the 1997 British Academy Television Awards. Following the success of this TV serial, the same team went on to adapt Banks's Complicity as a feature film.


Episode list[edit]

  • 1 "Prentice" (4 November 1996)
  • 2 "Kenneth" (11 November 1996)
  • 3 "Fergus" (18 November 1996)
  • 4 "Rory" (25 November 1996)

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