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.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 3

Doom and gloom for Terry McConnell as dishy Frenchman Raymond Mercier is installed as coach and then disaster for everyone as chairman Sandra Farrell announces that husband Vincent cannot afford to bankroll Ashburn United's trip to Birmingham for the North and Midlands Under 11's Cup. Terry stoops lower than usual in his efforts to raise the money to pay for the trip.

Further details

The Cup. Image shows from L to R: Terry McConnell (Steve Edge), Janice McConnell (Jennifer Hennessy). Copyright: Hartswood Films Ltd

Dishy Frenchman Raymond Mercier is appointed as coach - much to the delight of Debbie, who immediately sees romantic possibilities, but to the dismay of Terry and Kaskar.

Yet more dismay is to follow, however, as Vincent informs his wife that they are unable to sponsor the Ashes' trip to Birmingham. It looks like the long-awaited trip will have to be cancelled unless Terry can raise the funds in time.

Broadcast details

Thursday 4th September 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
Rokhsaneh Ghawam-Shahidi Receptionist
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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