Rovers. Image shows from L to R: Doreen Bent (Sue Johnston), Pete Mott (Craig Cash). Copyright: Jellylegs
Rovers

Rovers

  • TV sitcom
  • Sky One
  • 2016
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

A down-to-earth comedy about the fans of a local lower league football team Redbridge Rovers. Stars Craig Cash, Sue Johnston, Steve Speirs, Seb Cardinal, David Earl and more.

  • Episode 1 repeated tomorrow at 9pm on Sky Comedy
Rovers. Image shows from L to R: Pete Mott (Craig Cash), Doreen Bent (Sue Johnston). Copyright: Jellylegs

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2016
Channels
Sky One
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Stars
Craig Cash, Sue Johnston, Steve Speirs, Seb Cardinal, David Earl, Joe Wilkinson, Jamie Demetriou, Lolly Adefope and more
Writers
Joe Wilkinson, David Earl and Katherine Beacon
Director
Craig Cash
Producers
Gill Isles, Lucy Ansbro, Craig Cash, Jon Mountague, Joe Wilkinson and David Earl
Companies

Rovers is an original take on the goings on in the clubhouse of a lower league football.

Established in 1884, Redbridge Rovers FC are one of oldest clubs in the English club system. Attendance figures average around 27. The team are currently lying second from bottom in their league and their ground is two miles down a dirt track, next to the local rubbish tip.

Running the place is matriarchal, hardworking and loose lipped Doreen. Her meat raffles are legendary and have kept punters coming through her doors all those years.

Other characters include obsessive fan Pete Mott, who likes nothing more than talking stats over the scratchings with his best mate Tel - only Tel has recently thrown Pete for a loop by coming out as gay and bringing his new boyfriend Mel to the club.

Then there's Pete's young lodger Tom, who has got eyes for new barmaid Sam, bossy pensioner Francis and a whole host of other loveable eccentrics.

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 24th May 2016 at 10pm on Sky One
Next repeats
  1. Episode 1: Tomorrow at 9pm on Sky Comedy
  2. Episode 2: Tomorrow at 9:30pm on Sky Comedy
  3. Episode 3: Wednesday 1st June at 9pm on Sky Comedy
  4. Episode 4: Wednesday 1st June at 9:30pm on Sky Comedy
Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 2nd July 2016 at 9:30pm on Sky1 - Episode 6
  • Wednesday 29th June 2016 at 10:00pm on Sky2 - Episode 6
  • Saturday 25th June 2016 at 10:00pm on Sky1 - Episode 5

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