Jossy's Giants. Copyright: BBC

Key details

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

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.

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

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

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