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Published on Jan 11, 2016
Although these were made in 1975, they were not broadcast until 1982. Mike Leigh had originally intended to make around 50 of these five-minute stories, but only these five pilots ended up getting made.
1 - The Birth of the Goalie of the 2001 F.A. Cup Final Original Air Date: 5 Sep. 1982 A slow-witted couple decide to start a family. Richard Ireson ; Celia Quicke
5:29 2 - Old Chums Original Air Date: 6 Sep. 1982 A man relentlessly bombards another man with small talk, while the other man tries to fend for himself while using crutches. Tim Stern ; Robert Putt
10:47 3 - Probation Original Air Date: 7 Sep. 1982 A boy goes to see his probation officer. Herbert Norville ; Bill Colville ; Antony Carrick ; Theresa Watson ; Lally Percy
16:00 4 - A Light Snack Original Air Date: 8 Sep. 1982 A window cleaner fancies a sausage roll, but all is not well in the sausage roll factory. Margaret Heery ; Richard Griffiths ; Alan Gaunt ; David Casey
21:22 5 - Afternoon Original Air Date: 9 Sep. 1982 A couple of old friends drown their sorrows together while revelling in the naivety of a young newly-wed. Rachel Davis ; Pauline Moran ; Julia North