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.

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Series 1, Episode 2

With Coach Blackley in hospital recovering from his seizure, Terry McConnell reckons he's all but got the job as Ashburn United coach. But fitness coach Dr. Kaskar has designs on the job too. The wheeling and dealing begins, and Terry and Kaskar begin to resemble Obama and Clinton in their attempts to lobby Ashburn United owner Sandra Farrell.

Further details

The Cup. Image shows from L to R: Vincent Farrell (Dominic Coleman), Sandra Farrell (Tanya Franks). Copyright: Hartswood Films Ltd

The Ashes have made it to the North and Midlands' Cup in Birmingham and, with coach Blackley now too unwell to carry on, his job is up for grabs. Terry and Kaskar, the fitness coach, vie for the coveted position. In order to gain brownie points with Ashes' owner Sandra Farrell, Terry volunteers his wife Janice to organise an auction of promises to raise funds for Tom Blackley. Will Janice manage to raise any money for Blackley and who will Sandra choose as the new coach?

Broadcast details

Thursday 28th August 2008
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Steve Edge Terry McConnell
Jennifer Hennessy Janice McConnell
Tanya Franks Sandra Farrell
Dominic Coleman Vincent Farrell
Samantha Power Debbie Rossi
Billy Geraghty Steve Robson
Pal Aron Dr. Kaskar
Emmanuel Leconte Raymond Mercier
George Weaver Jack Rossi
Craig Cunningham Fourbellies
Ceallach Spellman Malky McConnell
Nazim Khan Ranjit Kaskar
Haylie Jones Ali Farrell
Henry Smith Gordy
Guest cast
Gordon Kane Tom Blackley
Amber Munsie Hannah McConnell
Daniel Wallace Jason Wilson
Writing team
Moray Hunter Writer
Jack Docherty Writer
Steve Edge Script Editor
Production team
Matt Lipsey Director
Sue Vertue Producer
Beryl Vertue Executive Producer
Cheryl Taylor Executive Producer
Charlie Phillips Editor
Andrea Hughes Production Designer
Willie Dowling Composer

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