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Hopeful: The Autobiography - Episode 1
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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 13 May 2011

By Nick Perry.

Geoff is football referee at the top of his profession. But after a controversial game, he's heavily criticised and dropped from the upcoming Cup Final. Geoff's frustration builds and his scruples are soon tested.

Andrew Scott's performance as Walter Koch won the 2011 BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Supporting Actor.


Geoff . . . . . Mark Addy
Don . . . . . Ralph Ineson
Koch . . . . . Andrew Scott
Pritchard . . . . . Sean Baker
Lisa . . . . . Denise Gough
Karen . . . . . Sally Orrock
Jamie . . . . . Rielly Newbold
Manager . . . . . Brian Bowles
Players . . . . . Stuart McLoughlin & Daniel Rabin.

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.

Studio Managers: Colin Guthrie and Mike Etherden
Editors: Caleb Knightley and Peter Ringrose
Production Co-ordinator: Selina Ream.


Sasha Yevtushenko



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