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  • Playing the Field (1998–2002)
  • TV Series | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Playing the Field (1998–2002)
TV Series | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

The on-the-field trials and tribulations and the off-the-field lives, loves and infidelities of the Castlefield Blues, an underfunded, badly managed ladies football team from South Yorkshire in the north of England whose loyalty to the ...See moreThe on-the-field trials and tribulations and the off-the-field lives, loves and infidelities of the Castlefield Blues, an underfunded, badly managed ladies football team from South Yorkshire in the north of England whose loyalty to the team, the game and each other far exceeds their chances of ever winning the championship. Written by Mark Smith See less
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Seasons
5   |   4   |   3   |   2   |   1   See all
Writers
Katie Baxendale | Pete Davies (series inspired by book "I Lost My Heart to the Belles") (series: inspired by 'I Lost My Heart to the Belles' by) (series inspired by "I Lost My Heart to the Belles" by) (series: inspired by "I Lost My Heart to the Belles" by) | Gaynor Faye | Sarah-Louise Hawkins & 6 more
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Status
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Updated Mar 8, 1998

Release date (First episode)
Mar 8, 1998 (United Kingdom)

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Cast

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150 cast members
Name Episodes Known for
Ralph Ineson
Luke Mullen Luke Mullen   See fewer
32
Jo McInnes
Jo Mullen Jo Mullen   See fewer
32
Melanie Hill
Rita Dolan Rita Dolan   See fewer
31
Lorraine Ashbourne
Geraldine Powell / Geraldine Webb Geraldine Powell / Geraldine Webb   See fewer
31
Chris Walker
Matthew Mullen Matthew Mullen   See fewer
30
Ricky Tomlinson
Jim Pratt Jim Pratt   See fewer
29
Elizabeth Spriggs
Mrs Mullen / Mrs. Mullen Mrs Mullen / Mrs. Mullen   See fewer
26
James Ellis
Mr Mullen / Mr. Mullen Mr Mullen / Mr. Mullen   See fewer
26
Tim Dantay
Dave Powell Dave Powell   See fewer
25
Nicholas Gleaves
Rick Powell Rick Powell   See fewer
23
Brigit Forsyth
Francine Pratt Francine Pratt   See fewer
22
Lesley Sharp
Theresa Mullen Theresa Mullen   See fewer
20
Emma Rydal
Mikey / Micky Mikey / Micky   See fewer
20
Marsha Thomason
Sharon Pearce / Shazza Pearce Sharon Pearce / Shazza Pearce   See fewer
19
Tom Moore
Martin Dolan Martin Dolan   See fewer
19
John Thomson
Eddie Ryan Eddie Ryan   See fewer
16
Debra Stephenson
Diane Powell Diane Powell   See fewer
16
Lee Ross
Ryan Pratt Ryan Pratt   See fewer
15
Annette Bentley
Pauline Pearce Pauline Pearce   See fewer
15
Claudie Blakley
Kelly Powell Kelly Powell   See fewer
15
Adele McCormack
Vicky Dolan Vicky Dolan   See fewer
14
Gaynor Faye
Holly Quinn Holly Quinn   See fewer
13
James Nesbitt
John Dolan John Dolan   See fewer
13
James Thornton
Scott Bradley Scott Bradley   See fewer
13
Tracy Whitwell
Angie Gill Angie Gill   See fewer
13
Naomi Hurtault
Raquel Pearce Raquel Pearce   See fewer
13
Saira Todd
Gabrielle Holmes Gabrielle Holmes   See fewer
9
Olivia Caffrey
Kate Howard Kate Howard   See fewer
7
Jason O'Mara
Lee Quinn Lee Quinn   See fewer
6
Kelli Hollis
Lizzy Makin Lizzy Makin   See fewer
6
Antony Byrne
Gordon Gordon   See fewer
6
6
6
Sandra Voe
Mrs Powell / Mrs. Powell Mrs Powell / Mrs. Powell   See fewer
6
Anne Reid
Mrs Gill Mrs Gill   See fewer
6
Tim Wylton
Mr Gill Mr Gill   See fewer
6
Peter Martin
Harry Laycock Harry Laycock   See fewer
6
Dorian Healy
Garry McGreer Garry McGreer   See fewer
5
Michael Angelis
Chris / Chris Hurst Chris / Chris Hurst   See fewer
5
Debbie Biggins
Additional Team Member Additional Team Member   See fewer
5
Collette Cooper
Additional Team Member Additional Team Member   See fewer
5
Sandra Evans
Additional Team Member Additional Team Member   See fewer
5
Fiona Johnson
Additional Team Member Additional Team Member   See fewer
5
Sara Poyzer
Additional Team Member Additional Team Member   See fewer
5
Mark Womack
Jason Pratt Jason Pratt   See fewer
4
Rowena Cooper
Mrs Webb / Mrs. Webb Mrs Webb / Mrs. Webb   See fewer
4
Stephanie Putson
Heidi / Heidi Hurst Heidi / Heidi Hurst   See fewer
3
Steve Ramsden
Prison Officer / Opposition Player 1 Prison Officer / Opposition Player 1   See fewer
3
Martin Walsh
Fireman / Fireman 1 / Fireman Colleague Fireman / Fireman 1 / Fireman Colleague   See fewer
3
Roy Brandon
Ron Milligan / Ben Milligan Ron Milligan / Ben Milligan   See fewer
3
Andrew Thomas Jones
Keith the Barman Keith the Barman   See fewer
3
Jeremy Harrison
Postman Postman   See fewer
2
2
Philip Martin Brown
Bus Inspector Bus Inspector   See fewer
2
Esther Hall
Probation Officer / Sally Probation Officer / Sally   See fewer
2
Sunetra Sarker
Doctor Meera / Dr Meera Doctor Meera / Dr Meera   See fewer
2
Rob Dixon
Ben Harris Ben Harris   See fewer
2
2
Sorcha Cusack
Ruth Hobbs Ruth Hobbs   See fewer
2
Ian Reddington
Billy West Billy West   See fewer
2
Sharon Duce
Sheila Hurst Sheila Hurst   See fewer
2
2
David Hounslow
Inspector Newbourne Inspector Newbourne   See fewer
2
2
James Hayes
Father Michael Father Michael   See fewer
2
Peter McCabe
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
2
Nicky Bell
Phillip Phillip   See fewer
2
2
2
Richard Howard
Father Thomas Father Thomas   See fewer
2
Geoffrey Wilkinson
Court Usher Court Usher   See fewer
2
2
2
Michael Thomas
Mr Shaffer Mr Shaffer   See fewer
2
Robert Whitelock
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
2
Stephen Chapman
Fire Station Supervisor Fire Station Supervisor   See fewer
1
Veronica Roberts
Jane Reece Jane Reece   See fewer
1
Brian Abbott
Hardware Shop Man Hardware Shop Man   See fewer
1
Sheila Ruskin
Janine Colclough Janine Colclough   See fewer
1
1
Tara Moran
Nurse Nurse   See fewer
1
Vincent Davies
Delivery Man Delivery Man   See fewer
1
Josh Moran
Factory Engineer Factory Engineer   See fewer
1
John McArdle
Graham Graham   See fewer
1
Kevin Dyer
Football Compere Football Compere   See fewer
1
1
Sally Dexter
Mrs Wilton Mrs Wilton   See fewer
1
Mike Dowling
Mr. Franks Mr. Franks   See fewer
1
David Case
Fireman 2 Fireman 2   See fewer
1
Matthew Lloyd Davies
Mr Crowther Mr Crowther   See fewer
1
1
Peter Wallis
Irate Man Irate Man   See fewer
1
1
Vicky Ogden
The Paramedic The Paramedic   See fewer
1
Maureen O'Grady
Valerie Valerie   See fewer
1
David Hatton
Ticket Master Ticket Master   See fewer
1
Margo Stanley
Woman at House Woman at House   See fewer
1
Samantha Hardcastle
Mrs Walker Mrs Walker   See fewer
1
Eve Steele
Carol Hobbs Carol Hobbs   See fewer
1
1
Geoffrey McGivern
Mr Barratt Mr Barratt   See fewer
1
Terry Mortimer
Bus Examiner Bus Examiner   See fewer
1
Simon Fielding
Student at Door Student at Door   See fewer
1
Sam James
Jeweller Jeweller   See fewer
1
1
Ann-Louise Grimshaw
Bar Woman Bar Woman   See fewer
1
Jason Round
Dr. Marshall Dr. Marshall   See fewer
1
Maxine Burth
Hospitality Woman Hospitality Woman   See fewer
1
Mary-Ann Coburn
Interviewee 1 Interviewee 1   See fewer
1
George Potts
Dr Brenton Dr Brenton   See fewer
1
Mark Pepper
Bank Manager Bank Manager   See fewer
1
Linda Holmes
Interviewee 2 Interviewee 2   See fewer
1
Shirley Vaughan
Woman on Bus Woman on Bus   See fewer
1
Lynda Baron
Sheila Bancroft Sheila Bancroft   See fewer
1
Sally Rogers
Sergeant McClelland Sergeant McClelland   See fewer
1
Mark Roper
Opposition Player 2 Opposition Player 2   See fewer
1
Lorna Laidlaw
Receiver Receiver   See fewer
1
John Elkington
Interviewee 3 Interviewee 3   See fewer
1
Emma Ashton
Shopgirl Shopgirl   See fewer
1
Amelda Brown
Librarian Librarian   See fewer
1
Terry Bird
Nightclub Bouncer Nightclub Bouncer   See fewer
1
Benny Young
Surgeon Surgeon   See fewer
1
David Beckford
Clerk of the Court Clerk of the Court   See fewer
1
Nathaniel Duncan
PC Bovey PC Bovey   See fewer
1
Lisa Moore
Lorraine Lorraine   See fewer
1
1
Terry Taplin
Magistrate Magistrate   See fewer
1
Paul Henshall
David Hobbs David Hobbs   See fewer
1
1
Arthur Cox
Organist Organist   See fewer
1
1
William Chubb
CPS Solicitor CPS Solicitor   See fewer
1
1
Hayley Taylor-Jones
Child at Party Child at Party   See fewer
1
Ken Kitson
Sub Officer Sub Officer   See fewer
1
Janet Behan
Defence Solicitor Defence Solicitor   See fewer
1
Steve Garti
Team Organiser Team Organiser   See fewer
1
Samuel Pollen
Child at Party Child at Party   See fewer
1
Mark Whiteley
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
1
Brett Wilson
Taxi Driver Taxi Driver   See fewer
1
James Mair
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
1
Robert Oates
Coach Driver Coach Driver   See fewer
1
Clare Angelini Heather
Diner / Young football fan (uncredited) Diner / Young football fan (uncredited)   See fewer
2
Karen Kennedy
Clubber (uncredited) Clubber (uncredited)   See fewer
2
Tina Harris
Pregnant Woman on Bus (uncredited) Pregnant Woman on Bus (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Jason Croot
Football Fanatic (uncredited) Football Fanatic (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Chris Robson
Daz (uncredited) Daz (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Bradford City A.F.C.
Themselves (uncredited) Themselves (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Jonathan Bridge
Assistant Barrister (uncredited) Assistant Barrister (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Burnley F.C.
Themselves (uncredited) Themselves (uncredited)   See fewer
1
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