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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. Albert Spanner (Ronnie Barker). Copyright: BBC.

Spanner's Eleven

Comedy pilot starring Ronnie Barker. Driver Albert Spanner tries to save his beloved past-time job, as manager of the failing local football team

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

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?

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