Mike Bassett: England Manager’. I conceived and co-wrote the original screenplay for this live action comedy feature. It starred Ricky Tomlinson, Amanda Redman and Martin Bashir and featured Pele and Ronaldo. It was one of the top five British films at the UK box office in the year of its release. The film was nominated for Best British Film at the Empire Film Awards (UK) and was voted the best fictional football film of all time by 4-4-2 Magazine. It spawned the TV series spin off ‘Mike Bassett: Manager’.
Mike Bassett: Manager. ITV1 spin off series starring Ricky Tomlinson and Amanda Redman. Averaged over 3 million viewers a week, the highest rated ITV sitcom for 20 years. The series was nominated by ITV for the Royal Television Society Awards in every major category including Best Writing. Rave reviews from tabloids to broadsheets, including Pick of the Week in News of the World and The Times “This ITV sitcom is Premier League funny.