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All In The Game (Channel 4 2006, Ray Winstone, Roy Marsden)

All In The Game

Drama All In The Game focused on Frankie, a premiership football manager whose team is struggling in the relegation zone of the league and he is coming under pressure from his club chairman to perform whilst Frankie himslef is abusing the system with his son to make money on the side with scurrilous transfer deals.

A seemingly quite realistic glimpse in to the modern football world with all its thuggery, double dealing, scandal and even some soccer. Winstone was typically excellent as the manager who ends up losing the plot.

production details
UK / Channel 4 – Tightrope North / 1×120 minute episode / Broadcast 11 May 2006

Writer: Tony Grounds / Thanks to Tom Bower author of the book Broken Dreams / Football Advisor: Ian Atkins / Football Choreographer: Mickey Ambrose / Music: John Clifford, James Atherton / Production Design: Donal Woods / Producer: Hilary Bevan Jones / Executive Producers: Tony Grounds, Paul Abbott / Director: Jim O’Hanlon

cast
RAY WINSTONE as Frankie
DANNY DYER as Martin
IKE HAMILTON as Joel
GERALD KYD as Ratza
CLARE PERKINS as Mrs Lamone
NICOLA STEPHENSON as Jennifer
ROY MARSDEN as George
OSCAR GROUNDS as Jack
IDRIS ELBA as Paul
LOUIS MAHONEY as Arthur
DANIEL ANDERSON as Lloyd
JULIA HILLS as June
ALEXIS ROONEY as Danny
NIGEL BOYLE as Tony
HELEN MUTCH as Loretta
SARAH MANNERS as Chloe
ANN MICHELLE as Tracey
JACK BENCE as Nicky
VICKI MICHELLE as Emma
RON WEBSTER as Mr Richard
DOMINIC JEPHCOTT as Dr Loffenberg