The complete first series of the BBC comedy that follows the antics of the parents of a children's football team. Filmed in a documentary style, focusing on the competitive nature of events that happen up and down the country every Saturday morning, it's the ugly behaviour, underhand motives, and devious tactics of the win-at-all-costs parents that shock, as they stoop to every conceivable depth in their efforts to get one over on each other, and, in passing, bring success to their suitably embarrassed kids.
The beautiful game is getting ugly
The Cup is a riotously funny fly-on-the-wall style drama series following the bizarre behaviour and desperate antics of the parents of The Ashes, a kids football team. They play mean and dirty, determined to find success at any cost. Its just as well for these parents that the boys and girl of under 11 football team Ashburn United, are much more level-headed.
Terry McConnell is prepared to stop at nothing in fulfilling his dreams for his son Malky, the Ashes' star scorer if only the boy wasnt more interested in wearing the black and white check outfit of Gordon Ramsey than the black and white strip of Bolton Wanderers. And the other parents arent much better. Dr Kaskar is determined his son wont be ousted by Terrys antics; funeral director Sandra sponsors the team just to give her football mad daughter a chance; Debbie plays the field in her search for a step-father for her young son while Terrys wife is banking everything on a marriage-saving weekend at the finals.
Will Malky be signed up by Bolton Wanderers? Is the dishy new French coach the answer to the teams (and wives) problems? And just how much longer can the team, the coach and his wife put up with Terry?