The Cup. Copyright: Hartswood Films Ltd
The Cup

The Cup

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2008
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Sitcom about the selfish and obsessive behaviour of the parents of an under-11 football team, filmed in a documentary style. Stars Steve Edge, Jennifer Hennessy, Tanya Franks, Dominic Coleman, Samantha Power and more.

The Cup. Copyright: Hartswood Films Ltd

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2008
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Stars
Steve Edge, Jennifer Hennessy, Tanya Franks, Dominic Coleman, Samantha Power, Billy Geraghty, Pal Aron, Emmanuel Leconte and more
Writers
Moray Hunter, Jack Docherty and Steve Edge
Director
Matt Lipsey
Producers
Sue Vertue, Beryl Vertue and Cheryl Taylor
Companies

The Cup is based on the selfish and obsessive behaviour of the parents of an under-11 football team. It shows parents trying to live their dreams through their kids.

Shot in a mockumentary style, the comedy follows Bolton-based Ashburn United Football Club and their quest to win the North and Midlands Under 11s Cup in Birmingham. It rapidly becomes apparent that the real story is the appalling behaviour of the kids' parents as they try to live their own dreams through their children.

Additional details

Tagline
The Beautiful Game Is About To Get Ugly
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Music by Jackdaw 4

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 21st August 2008 at 9:30pm on BBC Two

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