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Mike Bassett: Manager

Mike Bassett: Manager

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV1
  • 2005
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Four years after guiding England to the World Cup semi-finals, Mike's at a crossroads in life and finds a role leading Wirral County. Stars Ricky Tomlinson, Amanda Redman, Steve Edge, Neil Maskell, Adam Tedder and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1 - Football's Coming Home

Axed from England, Newcastle, Norwich and Colchester in quick succession, Mike Bassett heeds the call to manage his boyhood club, Wirral County. After persuading his wife Karine to forego a sun-kissed retirement on the Costa del Sol, Bassett gears up for a final shot at glory in Ellesmere Port.

Broadcast details

Thursday 29th September 2005
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Ricky Tomlinson Mike Bassett
Amanda Redman Karine Bassett
Steve Edge David "Doddsy" Dodds
Neil Maskell Wirral Web Presenter
Adam Tedder Laszlo Vig
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith Carlton Dawes
Michael Fenton Stevens Richard Johnson
David Gyasi Jeremy Hands
Gareth Mason Gavin James
Tim Barlow Sir Denzil
Stephen Aintree Local Press
Steven Elliott National Press 1
Nicholas Tizzard (as Nick Tizzard) National Press 2
Guest cast
Michael Coventry Autograph Kid
James Mansfield Stanley Bassett
Alexander Toal Young Mike Bassett
Writing team
Rob Sprackling Writer
John R. Smith (as JRN Smith) Writer
Mark Burton Writer (Additional Material)
Pete Sinclair Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Martin Dennis Director
Peter La Terriere Producer
Luc Roeg Producer
Robert Halmi Sr. Executive Producer
John R. Smith (as JRN Smith) Executive Producer
Rob Sprackling Executive Producer
Steve Barron Co-producer
Tom Berington Associate Producer
Paul Machliss Editor
Richard Halladay (as Richard Halladey) Editor
Andrew Howe-Davies Production Designer
Tamara Gillon Casting Director
Tara Woodward Casting Director
Marlene Lawlor Costume Designer
Andy Hollis Director of Photography
Nichola Bellamy Make-up Designer
Nick Ryan Composer
Mickey Ambrose (as Micky Ambrose) Choreographer
Joe Geary 1st Assistant Director

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