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.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Hungry For The Game

After another punishing loss,the Glipton Grasshoppers are offered some advice by a one-time professional, Jossy Blair. Whilst the kids of the team don't recognise him, coach Albert is quick to tell them of his semi-legendary status, and they decide to rope him in to turn their team around. Jossy, however, takes more than a little bit of convincing.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 23rd April 1986
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jim Barclay Jossy Blair
Christopher Burgess Albert Hanson
John Judd Bob Nelson
Julie Foy Tracey Gaunt
Mark Gillard Ross Nelson
Paul Kirkbright Ricky Sweet
Julian Walsh Harvey McGuinn
Stuart McGuinness Glenn Rix
Ian Sheppard Ian 'Selly' Sellick
Oliver Orr Wayne Chapman
Guest cast
Richard Timperley Lions' Captain
Paul Clowes Goalkeeper Paul
John Davies Boy in Shop
Stephen Repton Giant Player
Karl Taylor Giant Player
Billy Armstrong Giant Player
Des Palmer Giant Player
Barry McGuinness Giant Player
John Camp Giant Player
Writing team
Sid Waddell Writer
Production team
Edward Pugh Director
Paul Stone Producer

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