Spanner's Eleven. Image shows from L to R: Albert Spanner (Ronnie Barker), Councillor Mortimer Todd (Bill Maynard). Copyright: BBC
Spanner's Eleven

Spanner's Eleven

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 1973
  • 1 pilot

Comedy pilot starring Ronnie Barker. Driver Albert Spanner tries to save his beloved past-time job, as manager of the failing local football team. Stars Ronnie Barker, Bill Maynard, Priscilla Morgan, John Cater, Louis Mansi and more.

Spanner's Eleven. Albert Spanner (Ronnie Barker). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1973
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
1 Pilot
Stars
Ronnie Barker, Bill Maynard, Priscilla Morgan, John Cater, Louis Mansi, Christopher Biggins, Geoffrey Todd, John Rutland and more
Writer
Roy Clarke
Director
Harold Snoad
Producers
Harold Snoad and James Gilbert
Companies

One of the Seven Of One pilots. Written by Roy Clarke, Ronnie Barker plays Albert Spanner. A man of many trades - notably a local bus driver and chauffeur - he is obsessed with football and his role as manager of Ashfield Athletic Football Club is his pride and joy.

Unfortunately the team is anchored at the bottom of the league, and Spanner is in danger of being sacked from the manager's job and being replaced by "Horace the Vet", who is only interested in repairing player injuries. Can he think of a way to save his position with the local squad?

Additional details

Part of

Seven Of One

Also known as
  • 7 Of 1: Spanner's Eleven
  • Seven Of One: Spanner's Eleven
Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 15th April 1973 at 8:15pm on BBC Two
Episode length
30 minutes
Most recent repeats
  • Tuesday 5th May 2015 at 1:20pm on Gold
  • Monday 3rd November 2014 at 12:00pm on Gold
  • Monday 29th September 2014 at 12:00pm on Gold

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