- BBC Two
- 6 (1 series)
- Steve Edge, Jennifer Hennessy, Tanya Franks, Dominic Coleman, Samantha Power, Billy Geraghty, Pal Aron, Emmanuel Leconte and more
- Moray Hunter and Jack Docherty
- Matt Lipsey
- Sue Vertue, Beryl Vertue and Cheryl Taylor
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.
- The Beautiful Game Is About To Get Ugly
- Camera set-up
- Single camera
- Music by Jackdaw 4
- First broadcast
- Thursday 21st August 2008 at 9:30pm on BBC Two