Trevor's World of Sport

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Trevor's World of Sport
Cast of Trevor's World of Sport
Cast of Trevor's World of Sport
Genre Sitcom
Written by Andy Hamilton
Directed by Andy Hamilton
Starring Neil Pearson
Paul Reynolds
Rosalind Ayres
Abdul Salis
Cosima Shaw
Claire Skinner
Composer(s) Matthew Scott
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 7
Production
Executive producer(s) Denise O'Donoghue
Jimmy Mulville
Producer(s) Sue Howells
Running time 30 mins
Production company(s) Hat Trick Productions
Broadcast
Original channel BBC One
Original run 15 August 2003 (2003-08-15) – 6 October 2003 (2003-10-06)
External links
Production website
Trevor's World of Sport
Genre Sitcom
Running time 30 mins
Country United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Home station BBC Radio 4
Syndicates BBC Radio 4 Extra
Starring Neil Pearson
Paul Reynolds
Rosalind Ayres
Abdul Salis
Cosima Shaw
Claire Skinner
Writer(s) Andy Hamilton
Air dates 20 August 2004 (2004-08-20) to 22 February 2007 (2007-02-22)
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 18
Website Radio 4 Extra episode guide

Trevor's World of Sport began as a 2003 BBC television sitcom written and directed by Andy Hamilton and starring Neil Pearson as Trevor. Only one television series was made, and Hamilton felt mistreated by the BBC over the scheduling of the show. The first episode attracted an average of 3.4 million viewers, dropping to 2.9 million for the second and third episodes. The subsequent episodes were rescheduled from Friday evenings (just after the 9:00pm watershed) to Monday nights (after the 10:00pm news), despite the Radio Times issues having already been published listing the originally scheduled transmission dates. Hamilton went public with his displeasure over the show's scheduling and vowed never to work for BBC1 again, though he has since changed his mind.[1] A radio version was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004, with subsequent series in 2005 and 2007.

The series is set in the world of TS Sports – a sports public relations firm, run by Trevor Heslop and his partner, the lascivious Sammy Dobbs (Paul Reynolds). Trevor is portrayed as an essentially decent, honest man in the corrupt money-obsessed industry of sporting celebrity, who is still deeply in love with his estranged wife Meryl (Claire Skinner). Andy Hamilton also appears in a minor role within the show, and several actors who have worked in his other comedy shows for television and radio appear. Neil Pearson was in Hamilton's Drop the Dead Donkey, as (briefly) was Michael Fenton Stevens who plays TS Sports' only regular client, fading celebrity Ralph Renton.

The other TS Sports office staff are the cool German receptionist Heidrun (Cosima Shaw), whose lesbianism obsesses Sammy; the young black trainee Barry (Abdul Salis); and strongly Christian office manager Theresa (Rosalind Ayres).

Episode list[edit]

The television series[edit]

Episode Original broadcast date
1 15 August 2003
2 22 August 2003
3 29 August 2003
4 15 September 2003 (postponed from 5 September)
5 22 September 2003 (postponed from 12 September)
6 29 September 2003
7 6 October 2003

The radio series[edit]

Series 1

Episode Episode title Original broadcast date
1 Jason 20 August 2004
2 Ethics 27 August 2004
3 Samantha 3 September 2004
4 Antonia 10 September 2004
5 Divorce 17 September 2004
6 Quiz 24 September 2004

Series 2

Episode Episode title Original broadcast date
1 Work Experience 29 November 2005
2 Dog 6 December 2005
3 Stalker 13 December 2005
4 Trust 20 December 2005
5 Marathon 27 December 2005
6 French 3 January 2006

Series 3

Episode Original broadcast date
1 18 January 2007
2 25 January 2007
3 1 February 2007
4 8 February 2007
5 15 February 2007
6 22 February 2007

DVD release[edit]

The complete television series was released on DVD by Acorn Media UK on 6 May 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamilton said in February 2009 that since those who made the decisions have now moved on, "it would have been daft to nurse that grievance for ever". I did it my way: Andy Hamilton, BBC Radio 7, 09:00 21 February 2009.

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