United! (1965)

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United! was a British television series which was produced by the BBC between 1965 and 1967, and was broadcast twice-weekly on BBC1.

The series followed the fortunes of a fictional second division football team, Brentwich United. The football scenes were filmed on the grounds of Stoke City with Jimmy Hill acting as a technical advisor, and the efforts to achieve authenticity saw the show being criticised by the then management of Wolverhampton Wanderers, who complained that the series was based on their team.

United! was not a success, and was cancelled after two series. The programme was generally considered to be too soft to appeal to male viewers, and too male-oriented for the female soap opera audience. As was common television practice of the time, the series' episodes were wiped, and none of its 147 episodes are believed to have survived.

Created by Anthony Cornish, other writers on the programme included Gerry Davis, Brian Hayles, Malcolm Hulke and John Lucarotti. The directors included Innes Lloyd and Derek Martinus. Aside from Cornish, all of these individuals also worked on Doctor Who concurrent with their involvement in United!.

Series Cast

  1. Kynaston Reeves

    Kynaston Reeves

    147 Episodes

  2. Hilary Mason

    Hilary Mason

    147 Episodes

  3. Eric Longworth

    Eric Longworth

    147 Episodes

  4. Peter Stephens

    147 Episodes

  5. Paul Whitsun-Jones

    Paul Whitsun-Jones

    147 Episodes

  6. Basil Dignam

    Basil Dignam

    147 Episodes

  7. Stephen Yardley

    Stephen Yardley

    147 Episodes

  8. Harold Goodwin

    Harold Goodwin

    147 Episodes

  9. Ken Jones

    147 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 4

1967 | 17 Episodes

Season 4 of United! premiered on January 5, 1967.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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