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Mike Bassett: Manager MIKE BASSETT: MANAGER

Programme: Mike Bassett: Manager
Broadcast: 2005 ( ITV1 )
Episodes: 6 (1 series)
Starring: Ricky Tomlinson, Amanda Redman, Steve Edge, Michael Fenton Stevens
Written by: JRN Smith, Rob Sprackling
Directed by: Martin Dennis
Production: Artists Independent Films More info

Four years after guiding England to the World Cup semi-finals, Mike finds himself at a crossroads in life. The top clubs aren't interested in him, and the bottom clubs don't seem too keen either.

As Mike ponders retirement on the Costa Del Sol, he finally gets the offer he's been waiting for: a post at Wirrall County F.C.

BSG Review:

A fairly good new comedy - it certainly had some funny moments however the major problem was it lacked that special something to set it apart from other sitcoms. Additionally some of the jokes were just too predictable and basic.

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This comedy series is based upon the 2001 film Mike Bassett: England Manager

Some people would consider this a comedy drama rather than a sitcom. As it is difficult to decide what to classify this programme as we'd decided to feature it anyway.

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