Jossy's Giants. Image shows from L to R: Jim Barclay, Christopher Burgess, Julie Foy, Paul Kirkbright. Copyright: BBC.

Jossy's Giants

BBC One sitcom about a boys' football team. 10 episodes (2 series), 1986 - 1987. Stars Jim Barclay, Christopher Burgess, John Judd, Julie Foy and others.

Jossy's Giants. Copyright: BBC.

Jossy's Giants

Childrens' sitcom about a youth football team

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1986 - 1987
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
10   (2 series)
Starring
Jim Barclay, Christopher Burgess, John Judd, Julie Foy, Mark Gillard, Paul Kirkbright, Julian Walsh, Stuart McGuinness and others
Writer
Sid Waddell
Director
Edward Pugh
Producer
Paul Stone

Jossy Blair was a talented footballer in his youth. But his career was cut short when he injured himself during his first game for Newcastle United.

One day Jossy sees the local youth football club, the Glipton Grasshoppers, struggle in a match, and offers the boys some much-needed advice on improving their game.

After hearing about Jossy's past and reputation, the Grasshoppers, along with their friend and number one fan Tracey, decide they need his expertise, and convince Jossy to become their new manager.

Jossy takes on the seemingly mammoth task of training the cheeky and boisterous boys in the team. But with some organisation, a change of attitude, and a lot of humour along the way, he transforms them into a respectable team, the Glipton Giants.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 23rd April 1986 on BBC One at 5:05pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 8th April 1987 on BBC One at 5:05pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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