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

Rovers

Sky One sitcom about a small football team's fans. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2016. Stars Craig Cash, Sue Johnston, Steve Speirs, Seb Cardinal and others.

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

Rovers

A down-to-earth comedy about the fans of a local lower league football team Redbridge Rovers

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

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.

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