The Scheme Episode 1 BBC Scotland yeoldbasser
The first episode introduced viewers to the Cunningham family: father Gordon and mother Annie, 15 year old daughter Kimberley, and sons Chris and Brian. Also featured were "recovering" drug addict Marvin, aka 'starvin marvin' his girlfriend Dayna (on early release from prison with an electronic tag and responsible for the classic line "He's got tae choose, it's me or the blues") and his dog Bullet. Also featuring in the first episode were single mother Kay, and her daughters Candice (15) and Kendal (5). Kay also provides accommodation to the homeless 17 year old Jenna and Gary, who is battling a drink addiction.
Among events in Episode 1: Gordon and Annie's son Brian ends up in prison after a breach of the peace charge; their youngest son Chris ends up in trouble with drug dealers; Gary is evicted from Kay's house; Marvin suffers an overdose and later is arrested for the weekend after a bust-up with a pregnant Dayna.