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Mike Bassett: Interim Manager – is this the least essential sequel ever?

18 March 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Contrary to popular demand, Ricky Tomlinson is to return as hapless football manager Mike Bassett 13 years after the original was released. But why?

Remember that sudden confusion you felt in the pit of your stomach back in 2005 when you realised that Mike Bassett: England Manager, the immediately forgotten 2001 footballing comedy starring Ricky Tomlinson, had been deemed worthy enough to be turned into an ITV sitcom?

No, of course you don't. To remember how confused you felt back would mean that you remembered the Mike Bassett sitcom. And that would be silly. Because that would mean remembering that Mike Bassett: England Manager existed, too. And surely nobody's got the time or the inclination to commit that sort of intrinsically inconsequential fluff to memory.

So, since nobody alive likes, cares about or remembers either the Mike Bassett film or the Mike Bassett sitcom, it seems a bit strange to hear that a »

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