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Lenin Of The Rovers

Radio 4
Series One 1988
Series Two 1989 (?)

This series, written by Marcus Berkmann and Harry Thompson, was set in the bizarre world of Felchester Rovers, Britainís one and only all-communist football team.  Alexei Sayle starred as midfield maestro Ricky Lenin; among his team-mates were Stevie Stalin (Andrew McClean) and Terry Trotsky (Keith Allen).  Kenneth Wolstenholme, the ex-football commentator, made regular appearances as his fictional counterpart, Frank Lee Brian.

See also: the BBC Radio Collection compilation cassette of the series.

© JB Sumner 1998