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

Spanner's Eleven

BBC Two sitcom about a football manager. 1 pilot in 1973. Stars Ronnie Barker, Bill Maynard, Priscilla Morgan, John Cater and others.


This was one of two pilots that Roy Clarke wrote for the Seven Of One strand, the other being Open All Hours.

Spanner's Eleven features an early on-screen appearance for Christopher Biggins, who later appeared alongside Barker in Porridge.