Bostock's Cup

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Bostock's Cup
Written by Chris England
Directed by Marcus Mortimer
Starring Nick Hancock,
Tim Healy,
Neil Pearson
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Mark Robson
Original network ITV
Original release 25 May 1999

Bostock's Cup was a one-off British television comedy drama about a football team which appeared on ITV on the eve of the 1999 European Cup final. It was written by Chris England, directed by Marcus Mortimer and produced by Mark Robson. It starred Tim Healy as the club's manager, Neil Pearson as a veteran sportscaster, and Nick Hancock as his upstart rival. The film featured innovative use of old footage of seventies football matches to recreate the era. It was aired on 25 May 1999.


The story concerns the former players and associates of a now-defunct third division club named Bostock Stanley which won the FA Cup in 1974. As they gather for a celebratory dinner to mark the 25th anniversary of their famous victory, at which a fly-on-the-wall documentary about their cup run is shown, a shocking truth is revealed.


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