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Series cast summary:
Jim Barclay Jim Barclay ...  Jossy Blair 10 episodes, 1986-1987
Christopher Burgess Christopher Burgess ...  Albert Hanson 10 episodes, 1986-1987
Julie Foy Julie Foy ...  Tracey Gaunt / ... 10 episodes, 1986-1987
Mark Gillard Mark Gillard ...  Ross / ... 10 episodes, 1986-1987
Paul Kirkbright Paul Kirkbright ...  Ricky / ... 10 episodes, 1986-1987
Julian Walsh Julian Walsh ...  Harvey / ... 10 episodes, 1986-1987
Stuart McGuinness Stuart McGuinness ...  Glenn / ... 10 episodes, 1986-1987
Ian Sheppard Ian Sheppard ...  Ian 'Selly' Sellick / ... 10 episodes, 1986-1987
John Judd ...  Bob Nelson 9 episodes, 1986-1987
Oliver Orr Oliver Orr ...  Wayne / ... 9 episodes, 1986-1987
Jenny McCracken Jenny McCracken ...  Glenda Fletcher / ... 8 episodes, 1986-1987
Jennifer Luckraft Jennifer Luckraft ...  Shaz 5 episodes, 1987
Suzanne Hall Suzanne Hall ...  Opal 5 episodes, 1987
Lucy Keightly Lucy Keightly ...  Melanie / ... 5 episodes, 1987
Lee Quarmby Lee Quarmby ...  Daz 5 episodes, 1986-1987


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23 April 1986 (UK) See more »

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"Football's just a branch of science"
21 February 2007 | by snail_jocaSee all my reviews

Jossy's Giants was a BBC children's TV programme about a hopeless football team full of quirky Lancashire lads who take on mouthy Geordie Joswell 'Jossy' Blair as their manager. The former footballer has a fondness for betting on the gee-gees that often causes him (and his team) problems, but with the brains of the team's biggest supporter - Tracey Gaunt - and the willingness of the lads to pull together in times of crisis, the Glipton Giants come out on the other side with some success! This was a great programme (written by legendary darts commentator Sid Waddell) full of fun and football and remembered with great affection by a generation of kids who grew up in the 80s. Although the cast was largely made up of kids who hadn't acted before, they still acted the pants off Bryan Robson when he did a cameo! The first series was mostly about the formation of the team and their footballing exploits, while the second series expanded the cast to include girls who took the boys' minds away from match day!

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