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 Luke Mullen (32 episodes, 1998-2002)
Jo McInnes ...
 Jo Mullen (32 episodes, 1998-2002)
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 Matthew Mullen (30 episodes, 1998-2002)
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 Francine Pratt (22 episodes, 1998-2002)
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 Martin Dolan (19 episodes, 1998-2002)
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Debra Stephenson ...
 Diane Powell (16 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Ryan Pratt (15 episodes, 1999-2000)
Annette Bentley ...
 Pauline Pearce (15 episodes, 1998-2002)
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Adele McCormack ...
 Vicky Dolan (14 episodes, 1998-2002)
Gaynor Faye ...
 Holly / ... (13 episodes, 2000-2002)
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 John Dolan (13 episodes, 1998-2000)
James Thornton ...
 Scott Bradley (13 episodes, 2000)
Tracy Whitwell ...
 Angie Gill (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
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 Raquel Pearce (13 episodes, 1998-2002)
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The on-the-field trials and tribulations and the off-the-field lives, loves and infidelities of the Castlefield Blues, an underfunded, badly managed ladies football team from South Yorkshire in the north of England whose loyalty to the team, the game and each other far exceeds their chances of ever winning the championship. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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fantastic
10 March 2004 | by (england) – See all my reviews

Playing the field i think is a fantastic series to watch. Sadly this drama programme finished in 2000, bringing the fans to a dispointment because the fans would have loved this programme because it's to do with football.

The series ended by leaving it with 3 series done. The 3 series were all fantastic, and i would find it hard to choice which series was the best, because i thought they were all fantastic series. Playing the field was made in 1998 and was a programme to all those football fans out there. If you like Playing the field, then i am sure you will like another fantastic programme called Footballer's wifes. I gvie this programme 10 out of 10.


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