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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 2 - Going Dutch

After watching a video of Ajax striker Ronnie Van Needlemans, Mike is convinced he's the man to end their goal famine, but he has to raid Karine's nest egg in secret to finance the deal. But when the exciting Dutch talent arrives at the club, the fact that he can't speak English is only the first surprise in store.

Broadcast details

Thursday 6th October 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
Stephen Aintree Local Press
Guest cast
Glen Davies Ernie Rouse
Mark van Eeuwen Ronnie Van Needlemans
Mark Roper Arguing Fan
Dave Hart Website Fan
Sue Kelvin Johnson's Secretary
Ben Frimstone Sales Assistant
Ryan Orr Young Kid
Leigh Edmonson (as Leigh Edmondson) Older Kid
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
Joe Geary 1st Assistant Director

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