Starter For 10

Starter For 10 Synopsis

Set in the mid-Eighties, STARTER FOR TEN is a comedy about a working-class boy stumbling romantically and academically through his first year of University. On the way to achieving his lifelong ambition to appear on TV quiz show University Challenge, he falls in love with his beautiful teammate and forms a plan to win her heart through his advanced general knowledge skills.

STARTER FOR TEN is a bittersweet comedy about loyalty, class, falling in love and the difference between knowledge and wisdom.

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James McAvoy, Rebecca Hall, Alice Eve, Benedict Cumberbatch, Elaine Tan, Lindsay Duncan, Charles Dance, Catherine Tate, Dominic Cooper, James Corden, Mark Gatiss


Tom Vaughan


Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Pippa Harris


David Nicholls

Executive Producers:

Sam Mendes, Steven Shareshian, Nathalie Marciano, Michelle Chydzik

Sales agent:

HBO Enterprises


Icon Distribution

Credits summary:

HBO presents in association with Picturehouse and BBC Films, a Playtone picture, in association with Neal Street Productions



Running time:

96 mins 34 secs

Release Dates


10 November 2006

In cinemas

10 November 2006

Out on DVD

23 April 2007

Broadcast on

19 May 2015

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