The Manageress

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The Manageress
StarringCherie Lunghi
Warren Clarke
Theme music composerMichael Kamen
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series2
No. of episodes12
Producer(s)Glenn Wilhide
Sophie Belhetchet
Running time60mins
Original networkChannel 4
Original release11 June 1989 (1989-06-11) –
27 May 1990 (1990-05-27)

The Manageress is a television series about a woman who becomes manager of a professional football team. It ran from 1989 to 1990 and had two seasons. The series starred Cherie Lunghi as Gabriella Benson and Warren Clarke as the chairman of the second division club. It was independently produced for Channel 4 by Glenn Wilhide and Sophie Belhetchet at their production company, ZED Ltd. It was written by Stan Hey and Neville Smith and directed by Christopher King. The series aired for two series of six episodes on Channel 4 in 1989 and 1990.

The first season episodes were published by Penguin Books in novel form in 1989. The author was named as Stan Hey.

The series was dubbed into French for French television and the title was translated as Miss Manager et ses footballeurs.


Episode List[edit]

Season One :

A Man's Game


The Management Reserves the Right

Collapsible Brollies

One of Us

Home and Away

Season Two:

Doing the Business

Pingvin Lakrids

Steal Your Heart Away

A Hundred and Ten Percent

A Match for Anyone

At the End of the Day

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