A Whole New Ball Game

Comedy about a football crazy priest.

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19930203]

A six-part

I black comedy by Martin Davies. 1: Goodbye Gregory

After the death of Gregory Patterson, stalwart of the Roman Catholic parish of St Andrew 's, the bereaved family face a life of new challenges. How will Mrs Patterson cope with her headstrong daughter,

Barbara? How will young Robert face up to his new responsibilities? Surely

Father Benedict can help?

Producer Lissa Evans. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930203]

Comedy By: Martin Davies.

Unknown: St Andrew

Unknown: Mrs Patterson

Producer: Lissa Evans.

Robert Patterson: Paul Parris

Father Beedict: Desmond Barritt

Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn

Barbara Patterson: Charlotte Coleman

Guy Entwhistle: Martino Lazzeri

Mr Plant: Gordon Reid

Andy: Mark Straker

Janet: Claire Skinner

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930210]

by Martin Davies.

2: The Mould in the Gold

Father Benedict is holding a golden-oldie night in honour of the late Gregory Patterson. But is it the right occasion for a eulogy from his only son, Robert?

Producer Richard Wilson. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930210]

Unknown: Martin Davies.

Unknown: Gregory Patterson.

Producer: Richard Wilson.

Robert Patterson: Paul Parris

Father Benedict: Desmond Barritt

Barbara Patterson: Charlotte Coleman

Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn

Guy Entwhistle: Martino Lazzeri

Janet Tyson: Claire Skinner

Andy Hunt: Mark Straker

Leisure Manageress: Jill Meers

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930217]

by Martin Davies. 3: Hungry

Robert's mum is doing so much work for the church he can't get enough to eat. And it seems his friends and family can't get enough of something else.

Producer Richard Wilson Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930217]

Unknown: Martin Davies.

Producer: Richard Wilson

Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn

Barbara Patterson: Charlotte Coleman

Guy Entwhistle: Martino Lazzeri

Robert Patterson: Paul Parris

Andy Hunt: Mark Straker

Janet Tyson: Claire Skinner

Fr Benedict: Desmond Barritt

Mrs Barday-FarrjLady at Counter: Jill Meers

Fr Hugh: Gordon Reid

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930224]

by Martin Davies.

4: Tactics. It's the semi-final of the Frewitt Cup, but Fr Benedict 's tactics manual falls into enemy hands. Robert Patterson knows that victory will come only with the help of the Angel of the Lord.

Producer Richard Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930224]

Unknown: Martin Davies.

Unknown: Fr Benedict

Unknown: Robert Patterson

Producer: Richard Wilson

Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn

Robert Patterson: Paul Parris

Barbara Patterson: Charlotte Coleman

Janet Tyson: Claire Skinner

Andy Hunt: Mark Straker

Fr Benedict: Desmond Barritt

Guy Entwlastle: Martlno Lazzeri

Mr Ptant: Gordon Reid

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930303]

by Martin Davies. 5: Found Wanting

To Robert's dismay, his sister Barbara is about to succumb to temptation in the shape of biker

Andy Hunt. His mother can't help to save her, so he enlists the help of Fr Benedict , and a knee to the groin.

Producer Richard Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930303]

Unknown: Martin Davies.

Unknown: Andy Hunt.

Unknown: Fr Benedict

Producer: Richard Wilson

Barbara Patterson: Charlotte Coleman

Andy Hunt: Mark Straker

Robert Patterson: Paul Parris

Janet Tyson: Claire Skinner

Fr Benedict: Desmond Barritt

Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn

Guy Entwhistle: Martino Lazzeri

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930310]

by Martin Davies.

Final part: The Final Supper It's Frewitt Cup Final day. A day of destiny for the Patterson family and Fr Benedict. Will there be tears of joy at the end of it? Or a weeping and a gnashing of teeth?

Producer Richard Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930310]

Unknown: Martin Davies.

Unknown: Fr Benedict.

Producer: Richard Wilson

Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn

Fr Benedict: Desmond Barritt

Robert Patterson: Paul Parris

Barbara Patterson: Charlotte Coleman

Janet Tyson: Claire Skinner

Guy Entwhistle: Martino Lazzeri

Mr Plant: Gordon Reid

Andy Hunt: Mark Straker

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940526]

A black comedy by Martin Davies.

1: Goodbye Gregory. After the death of Gregory Patterson , stalwart of the Roman Catholic Parish of St Andrew 's, the bereaved family faces new challenges.

With Martino Lazzen , Gordon Reid , Mark Straker and Claire Skinner

Producers Lissa Evans and Richard Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940526]

Comedy By: Martin Davies.

Unknown: Gregory Patterson

Unknown: St Andrew

Unknown: Martino Lazzen

Unknown: Gordon Reid

Unknown: Mark Straker

Unknown: Richard Wilson

Robert Patterson: Paul Parris

Father Benedict: Desmond Barritt

Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn

Barbara Patterson: Charlotte Coleman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940602]

A black comedy by Martin Davies.

2: The Mouldin the Gold. Father Benedict is holding a golden-oldie night. With Martino Lazzeri , Claire Skinner , Mark Straker and Jill Meers. Producer Richard Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940602]

Comedy By: Martin Davies.

Unknown: Martino Lazzeri

Unknown: Claire Skinner

Unknown: Mark Straker

Unknown: Jill Meers.

Producer: Richard Wilson

Robert Patterson: Paul Parris

Father Benedict: Desmond Barritt

Barbara Patterson: Charlotte Coleman

Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940609]

A black comedy by Martin Davies. 3: Hungry

With Jill Meers and Gordon Reid Producer Richard Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940609]

Comedy By: Martin Davies.

Unknown: Jill Meers

Unknown: Gordon Reid

Producer: Richard Wilson

Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn

Barbara Patterson: Charlotte Coleman

Guy Entwhistle: Martino Lazzeri

Robert Patterson: Paul Parris

Andy Hunt: Mark Straker

Janet Tyson: Claire Skinner

Fr Benedict: Desmond Barritt

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940616]

A black comedy by Martin Davies.

4: Tactics. Father Benedict's tactics manual falls into enemy hands. Producer Richard Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940616]

Comedy By: Martin Davies.

Producer: Richard Wilson

Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn

Robert Patterson: Paul Parris

Barbara Patterson: Charlotte Coleman

Janet Tyson: Claire Skinner

Andy Hunt: Mark Straker

Father Benedict: Desmond Barritt

Guy Entwhistle: Martino Lazzeri

Mr Plant: Gordon Reid

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940623]

A black comedy by Martin Davies.

5: Found Wanting. To Robert's dismay, his sister Barbara is about to succumb to temptation in the shape of biker Andy Hunt. His mother can't help save her, so he enlists the help of Father Benedict.

Producer Richard Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940623]

Comedy By: Martin Davies.

Unknown: Andy Hunt.

Producer: Richard Wilson

Barbara Patterson: Charlotte Coleman

Andy Hunt: Mark Straker

Robert Patterson: Paul Parris

Janet Tyson: Claire Skinner

Father Benedict: Desmond Barritt

Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn

GuyEntwhistle: Martino Lazzeri

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940630]

Last part of the black comedy by Martin Davies. The Final Supper. It's Frewitt Cup Final day, a day of destiny for the Patterson family and Father Benedict. Producer Richard Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940630]

Comedy By: Martin Davies.

Producer: Richard Wilson

Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn

Father Benedict: Desmond Barritt

Robert Patterson: Paul Parris

Barbara Patterson: Charlotte Coleman

Janet Tyson: Claire Skinner

Guy Entwhistle: Martino Lazzeri

Mr Plant: Gordon Reid

Andy Hunt: Mark Straker

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941024]

Desmond Barrit. Brenda Blethyn and Richard Pearce star in a second series of Martin Davies 's acclaimed comedy of faith, families and football. 1: And Pigs Can Fry Is a mock medieval pig roast the soundest way to raise money for a new St Andrew 's 1st XI strip? Producer Richard Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941024]

Unknown: Desmond Barrit.

Unknown: Brenda Blethyn

Unknown: Richard Pearce

Unknown: Martin Davies

Unknown: St Andrew

Producer: Richard Wilson

Father Benedict: Desmond Barrit

Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn

Robert Patterson: Richard Pearce

Barbara Patterson: Melanie Hudson

Andy Hunt: Mark Straker

Janet: Nicola Buckingham

Guy: Henry Woolley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941031]

Comedy series by Martin Davies. 2: Scouting for Boys Producer Richard Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941031]

Unknown: Martin Davies.

Producer: Richard Wilson

Father Benedict: Desmond Barrit

Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn

Robert Patterson: Richard Pearce

Barbara Patterson: Melanie Hudson

Andy Hunt: Mark Straker

Janet: Nicola Buckingham

Guy: Henry Woolley

Ron: Peter Serafinowicz

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941107]

Comedy series by Martin Davies. 3: Brief Encounter. A new English teacher presents a question of loyalty and a temptation for Robert's mother. Producer Richard Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941107]

Unknown: Martin Davies.

Producer: Richard Wilson

Father Benedict: Desmond Barrit

Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn

Robert Patterson: Richard Pearce

Barbara Patterson: Melanie Hudson

Andy Hunt: Mark Straker

Janet: Nicola Buckingham

Guy: Henry Woolley

Mr Plant: Geoff McGivern

Mrs Plant: Jane Dolamore

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941121]

Comedy series by Martin Davies. 5: Retreat. Escape is the only option for Mrs Patterson when her family try to replace her lost love with a small dog. Producer Richard Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941121]

Unknown: Martin Davies.

Unknown: Mrs Patterson

Producer: Richard Wilson

Father Benedict: Desmond Barrit

Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn

Robert Patterson: Richard Pearce

Barbara Patterson: Melanie Hudson

Janet: Nicola Buckingham

Guy: Henry Woolley

Mr Plan!: Geoff McGivern

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941128]

Final part of the comedy series by Martin Davies. The Friendly. Violence and bruised limbs are not the only unfortunate consequences of an ill-advised meeting between St Andrew's 1st XI and Kingsway Industrial Estate, Celtic. Producer Richard Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941128]

Unknown: Martin Davies.

Producer: Richard Wilson

Father Benedict: Desmond Barrit

Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn

Robert Patterson: Richard Pearce

Barbara Patterson: Melanie Hudson

Andy: Mark Straker

Janet: Nicola Buckingham

Guy: Henry Woolley

Mr Plant: Peter Serafinowicz

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960730]

Martin Davies ' six-part comedy of faith, family and football.

1: And Pigs Can Fry. Is a mock medieval pig roast the soundest way to raise money for a new St Andrew's 1st XI strip?

Producer Richard Wilson Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960730]

Unknown: Martin Davies

Producer: Richard Wilson

Fr Benedict: Desmond Barrit

Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn

Robert Patterson: Richard Pearce

Barbara Patterson: Melanie Hudson

Andy Hunt: Mark Straker

Janet: Nicola Buckingham

Guy: Henry Woolley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960806]

Martin Davies 's six-part comedy of faith, family and football. 2: Scouting for Boys

Producer Richard Wilson Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960806]

Unknown: Martin Davies

Producer: Richard Wilson

Fr Benedict: Desmond Barrit

Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn

Robert Patterson: Richard Pearce

Barbara Patterson: Melanie Hudson

Andy Hunt: Mark Straker

Janet: Nicola Buckingham

Guy: Henry Woolley

Ron: Peter Serafinowicz

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960813]

Martin Davies 's six-part comedy about football, faith and family.

3: Brief Encounter. A new English teacher presents Robert with a question of loyalty. with Geoff McGivem and Jane Dolamore Producer Richard Wilson Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960813]

Unknown: Martin Davies

Unknown: Geoff McGivem

Unknown: Jane Dolamore

Producer: Richard Wilson

Fr Benedict: Desmond Barrit

Mrs Patterson: Brenoa Blethyn

Robert Patterson: Richard Pearce

Barbara Patterson: Melanie Hudson

Andy Hunt: Mark Straker

Janet: Nicola Buckingham

Guy: Henry Woolley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960820]

A six-part comedy by Martin Davies. 4: How Was It for You?

Robert Patterson 's skill deserts him on the training ground while his morals lie writhing in the penalty area.

Producer Richard Wilson

Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960820]

Comedy By: Martin Davies.

Unknown: Robert Patterson

Producer: Richard Wilson

Father Benedict: Desmond Barrit

Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn

Robert Patterson: Richard Pearce

Barbara Patterson: Melanie Hudson

Andy Hunt: Mark Straker

Janet: Nicola Buckingham

Guy: Henry Woolley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960827]

By Martin Davies.

5: Retreat. Escape is the only option for Mrs Patterson when her family try to replace her lost love with a small dog.

Producer Richard Wilson Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960827]

Unknown: Martin Davies.

Unknown: Mrs Patterson

Producer: Richard Wilson

Fr Benedict: Desmond Barrit

Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn

Robert Patterson: Richard Pearce

Barbara Patterson: Melanie Hudson

Janet: Nicola Buckingham

Guy: Henry Woolley

Mr Plant: Geoff McGivern

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960903]

The last in the series by Martin Davies. Violence and bruised limbs are not the only unfortunate consequences of an ill-advised meeting between St Andrew 's 1st XI and Kingsway Industrial Estate Celtic. 6: The Friendly

Producer Richard Wilson Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960903]

Unknown: Martin Davies.

Unknown: St Andrew

Producer: Richard Wilson

Fr Benedict: Desmond Barrit

Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn

Robert Patterson: Richard Pearce

Barbara Patterson: Melanie Hudson

Andy: Mark Straker

Janet: Nicola Buckingham

Guy: Henry Woolley

Mr Plant: Peter Serafinowicz

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A football crazy priest comforts the bereaved family of a stalwart parishioner. From 1992.

A football crazy priest comforts the bereaved family of a stalwart parishioner. Stars Desmond Barritt. From April 1992.

A football crazy priest comforts the bereaved family of a stalwart parishioner. From 1992.

A football crazy priest comforts the bereaved family of a stalwart parishioner.

From 1992.

Stars Desmond Barritt.

From April 1992.

A football-crazy priest comforts the bereaved family of a stalwart parishioner.

A football-crazy priest comforts the bereaved family of a stalwart parishioner. Stars Desmond Barritt. From April 1992.

A football-crazy priest comforts the bereaved family of a stalwart parishioner. From 1992.

A football crazy priest comforts the bereaved family of a stalwart parishioner.

From 1992.

Stars Desmond Barritt.

From April 1992.

A six-part

I black comedy by Martin Davies. 1: Goodbye Gregory

After the death of Gregory Patterson, stalwart of the Roman Catholic parish of St Andrew 's, the bereaved family face a life of new challenges. How will Mrs Patterson cope with her headstrong daughter,

Barbara? How will young Robert face up to his new responsibilities? Surely

Father Benedict can help?

Producer Lissa Evans. Stereo

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The footie team's new strip causes controversy. Will they be ready for the new season? Stars Brenda Blethyn.

The footie team's new strip causes controversy. Will they be ready for the new season?

Desmond Barrit. Brenda Blethyn and Richard Pearce star in a second series of Martin Davies 's acclaimed comedy of faith, families and football. 1: And Pigs Can Fry Is a mock medieval pig roast the soundest way to raise money for a new St Andrew 's 1st XI strip? Producer Richard Wilson

0202Scouting For Boys

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West Bromwich offer Robert a trial, but Father Benedict doesn't want to lose him.

West Bromwich offer Robert a trial, but Father Benedict doesn't want to lose him. Stars Brenda Blethyn. From October 1994.

West Bromwich offer Robert a trial, but Father Benedict doesn't want to lose him. Stars Brenda Blethyn.

From October 1994.

Stars Brenda Blethyn.

Robert Patterson gets the chance to play with West Brom, but Father Benedict disapproves.

Robert Patterson gets the chance to play with West Bromwich, but Father Benedict doesn't want to lose him.

With Brenda Blethyn.

Comedy series by Martin Davies. 2: Scouting for Boys Producer Richard Wilson

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West Bromwich offer Robert a trial, but Father Benedict doesn't want to lose him. Stars Brenda Blethyn. From October 1994.

West Bromwich offer Robert a trial, but Father Benedict doesn't want to lose him.

West Bromwich offer Robert a trial, but Father Benedict doesn't want to lose him. Stars Brenda Blethyn.

From October 1994.

Stars Brenda Blethyn.

Robert Patterson gets the chance to play with West Brom, but Father Benedict disapproves.

Robert Patterson gets the chance to play with West Bromwich, but Father Benedict doesn't want to lose him.

With Brenda Blethyn.

0203Brief Encounter1994110720081218 (BBC7)
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A tale of jealousy, deceit and football unfolds when Robert attends a rival school. Stars Desmond Barrit. From November 1994.

A tale of jealousy, deceit and football unfolds when Robert attends a rival school.

Stars Desmond Barrit.

From November 1994.

With Desmond Barrit and Melanie Hudson.

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Will Guy and Robert make it back into Father Benedict's team?

Will Guy and Robert make it back into Father Benedict's team? Stars Desmond Barrit and Brenda Blethyn. From November 1994.

Will Guy and Robert make it back into the team?

With Brenda Blethyn.

Martin Davies' comedy of faith, families and football.

Will Guy and Robert make it back into Father Benedict's team? From November 1994.

Will Guy and Robert make it back into Father Benedict's team? Stars Desmond Barrit and Brenda Blethyn.

From November 1994.

Game by Martin Davies.

4: How Was It For You? Robert's skill deserts him in training while his morals lie writhing in the penalty box.

Producer Richard Wilson

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Will Guy and Robert make it back into the team?

With Brenda Blethyn.

Martin Davies' comedy of faith, families and football.

Will Guy and Robert make it back into Father Benedict's team? From November 1994.

Will Guy and Robert make it back into Father Benedict's team? Stars Desmond Barrit and Brenda Blethyn.

From November 1994.

Will Guy and Robert make it back into Father Benedict's team? Stars Desmond Barrit and Brenda Blethyn. From November 1994.

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When the Pattersons get a dog, Father Benedict is not impressed.

When the Pattersons get a dog, Father Benedict is not impressed. Stars Desmond Barrit and Brenda Blethyn. From November 1994.

When the Pattersons get a dog, Father Benedict is not impressed. From November 1994.

When the Pattersons get a dog, Father Benedict isn't too impressed.

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When the Pattersons get a dog, Father Benedict is not impressed. From November 1994.

When the Pattersons get a dog, Father Benedict is not impressed. Stars Desmond Barrit and Brenda Blethyn. From November 1994.

When the Pattersons get a dog, Father Benedict isn't too impressed.

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Fists fly when Andy and Robert's football teams meet, but not among the players.

Fists fly when Andy and Robert's football teams meet, but not among the players. Stars Brenda Blethyn. From November 1994.

When Andy and Robert's football teams meet, fists fly.

But not among the players.

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Fists fly when Andy and Robert's football teams meet - but not among the players.

Fists fly when Andy and Robert's football teams meet - but not among the players. Stars Brenda Blethyn. From November 1994.

When Andy and Robert's football teams meet, fists fly.

But not among the players.