FANDOM


Angel

Angel

Angel (Alrick Riley) is one of three new inmates at the start of Scum, with Carlin and Davis. His number is 4736.

Small and quiet, and placed in mainly all-white A-Wing, Angel is quickly picked on by Banks and his stooges Richards and Eckersley, trashing his cell and beating him violently; immediatly afterwards, he is subjected to severe racial hatred from senior warder Mr Sands, and put on report for 'damaging government property'.

Angel quickly becomes a background character afterwards, and is really only featured again as inmate Betts 'bride' (a practical joke by the other inmates as Betts has gained a few hours leave to marry his fiancee), a stunt which quickly gets out of control into a racial fight.

Angel represents a classic victim of hateful racism which operated within the borstal system.

1977 VersionEdit

In the BBC screenplay, Angel is portrayed by Davidson Knight.

He has a noteable extra scene where his clothes are stolen while bathing, leading him to walk back naked to his cell - unfortunately, he encounters the Matron on the way who screams, and Angel is accosted by warders and put on report.

See AlsoEdit


.