Ripping Yarns: Season 2, Episode 2

Golden Gordon (17 Oct. 1979)

TV Episode  -   -  Adventure | Comedy
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Barnestoneworth United is the worst football team of 1935,who lose every match. Gordon Ottershaw is,however,their loyal fan,determined to prevent them from being disbanded after their final... See full summary »

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Gordon Ottershaw
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Mrs. Ottershaw
Bill Fraser ...
Mr. Foggen
Teddy Turner ...
Chairman
David Leland ...
Football Manager
John Berlyne ...
Barnstoneworth
Ken Kitson ...
Cyril
Roger Sloman ...
'Baldy' Davitt
David Ellison ...
1st Footballer
Colin Bennett ...
2nd Footballer
Matthew Scurfield ...
3rd Footballer
Charles McKeown ...
Goalkeeper
Pat Taylor ...
Mrs Foggen
Margot Lawson ...
Chairman's Wife
Tom Harrison ...
Man in Social Club
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Barnestoneworth United is the worst football team of 1935,who lose every match. Gordon Ottershaw is,however,their loyal fan,determined to prevent them from being disbanded after their final game. To this end he recruits the players from the renowned winning team of 1922 who turn up to defeat rivals Denley Moor. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Trivia

Michael Palin:  Eric Olthwaite, post-bank robbing phase, as the Denley Moor team's Player No.8. See more »

Goofs

This is set in 1935, however the 'Bert Williams All Star Football Book', seen briefly about Gordon's person, was not printed until 1951. Bert, the Wolverhampton Wanderers and England goalkeeper, didn't play league football until 1937. See more »

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Gordon Ottershaw: [Gordon is reading a note left by his wife] Your supper is in the oven. P.S. I'm going to have a *baby*!
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Also Sprach Zarathustra
(uncredited)
Music by Richard Strauss
played when Baldy Davitt's toupee is removed
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