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 trivia

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.

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