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The Cup 
Billy Geraghty plays Steve Robson © Hartswood Films/Matt Squire

The Cup – a six-part comedy series for BBC Two



Billy Geraghty plays Steve Robson


Bill Geraghty plays Steve Robson, who owns a car dealership – and who is also the reason that Terry couldn't pursue his dream of becoming a professional footballer.

 

To top that, he has a history with Terry's wife Janice…

 

Billy explains: "I'm playing a guy who has everything but the girl. He and Terry both started out at the same time in a youth team; he was dating Janice, then made a hideous tackle on Terry which ended any potential footballing career he might have had and lost him [Steve] Janice in the process when she started to take care of Terry.

 

"Steve's own football career was pretty short lived, so he opened a car dealership and did pretty well, whilst eternally regretting losing the love of his life – Janice."

 

He continues: “Terry works for Steve – he's constantly in his office wanting this and that, and because Steve had a bit of a history with Bolton Wanderers, Terry's always badgering him to get trials for Malky."

 

Billy can relate to the competitive nature of parents when it comes to their children: "I was watching my son in the playground and another little boy tried to car-jack him, so he reached out and grabbed his cheek and twisted it and reduced this other kid to tears, and there I was thinking 'that's my boy!' knowing full well that if it was the other way round I'd blame the other parent and be horrified!"

 

He admits to witnessing parental behaviour fairly typical of that seen in The Cup: "Almost every time I go to the park on a Sunday I see dads living their dreams through and roaring at their kids – doing a bit of a Terry!"

 


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