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 4

The team are on their way to the North and Midland's Under 11's Cup and Terry McConnell is hell bent on Bolton scout Geoff Hinchcliffe coming to Birmingham to run the rule over his lad Malky. But how does he pay Hinchcliffe's expenses? Terry is stumped until wife Janice lets slip that she's scrimped and saved 400 pounds for a special weekend. He wouldn't steal cash from his wife... would he?

Further details

The Cup. Image shows from L to R: Debbie Rossi (Samantha Power), Terry McConnell (Steve Edge), Malky McConnell (Ceallach Spellman). Copyright: Hartswood Films Ltd

It's time for the North and Midlands Under 11s Cup. Terry is trying to get Steve Robson to use his influence to persuade Bolton's chief junior scout, Geoff Hinchcliffe, to come to Birmingham to see Malky play.

Steve, upset and distracted by the death of his father, agrees to ask Hinchcliffe as long as Terry can pay the scout's expenses. But Terry has no funds. Without knowing Terry is trying to raise cash, Janice reveals she has saved more than £400 for this weekend and has secretly booked a suite for Terry and her. Can Terry keep his hands off Janice's cash?

Broadcast details

Thursday 11th 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
Amber Munsie Hannah McConnell
Pablo Raybould Hotel 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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