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The Cup

BBC Two sitcom. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2008. Stars Steve Edge, Jennifer Hennessy, Tanya Franks, Dominic Coleman, Samantha Power, Billy Geraghty, Pal Aron and others.

The Cup

Sitcom about the selfish and obsessive behaviour of the parents of an under-11 football team, filmed in a documentary style

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2008
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Starring
Steve Edge, Jennifer Hennessy, Tanya Franks, Dominic Coleman, Samantha Power, Billy Geraghty, Pal Aron, Emmanuel Leconte and others
Writers
Moray Hunter and Jack Docherty
Director
Matt Lipsey
Producer
Sue Vertue

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.

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