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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 4 - Return of the Paralytic Son

Bassett signs former England bad boy Kevin Tonkinson who has promised to lay off the booze for good. But things don't look so rosy when Tonka goes missing on match day and is found slumped in a cupboard with a bottle of peach schnapps in his hand.

Broadcast details

Thursday 20th 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
Steven Elliott National Press 1
Nicholas Tizzard (as Nick Tizzard) National Press 2
Dan Skinner (as Renton Skinner) Tonka
Guest cast
Christopher Parkinson Liam
Dave Hart Fan
Paul Orchard Fan
Writing team
Mark Burton Writer
Pete Sinclair Writer
John R. Smith (as JRN Smith) Writer (Additional Material)
Rob Sprackling 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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