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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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Updated Mar 8, 1998

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

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150 cast members
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Ralph Ineson
Luke Mullen Luke Mullen   See fewer
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Jo McInnes
Jo Mullen Jo Mullen   See fewer
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Melanie Hill
Rita Dolan Rita Dolan   See fewer
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Lorraine Ashbourne
Geraldine Powell / Geraldine Webb Geraldine Powell / Geraldine Webb   See fewer
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Chris Walker
Matthew Mullen Matthew Mullen   See fewer
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Ricky Tomlinson
Jim Pratt Jim Pratt   See fewer
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Elizabeth Spriggs
Mrs Mullen / Mrs. Mullen Mrs Mullen / Mrs. Mullen   See fewer
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James Ellis
Mr Mullen / Mr. Mullen Mr Mullen / Mr. Mullen   See fewer
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Tim Dantay
Dave Powell Dave Powell   See fewer
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Nicholas Gleaves
Rick Powell Rick Powell   See fewer
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Brigit Forsyth
Francine Pratt Francine Pratt   See fewer
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Lesley Sharp
Theresa Mullen Theresa Mullen   See fewer
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Emma Rydal
Mikey / Micky Mikey / Micky   See fewer
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Marsha Thomason
Sharon Pearce / Shazza Pearce Sharon Pearce / Shazza Pearce   See fewer
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Tom Moore
Martin Dolan Martin Dolan   See fewer
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John Thomson
Eddie Ryan Eddie Ryan   See fewer
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Debra Stephenson
Diane Powell Diane Powell   See fewer
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Lee Ross
Ryan Pratt Ryan Pratt   See fewer
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Annette Bentley
Pauline Pearce Pauline Pearce   See fewer
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Claudie Blakley
Kelly Powell Kelly Powell   See fewer
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Adele McCormack
Vicky Dolan Vicky Dolan   See fewer
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Gaynor Faye
Holly / Holly Quinn Holly / Holly Quinn   See fewer
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James Nesbitt
John Dolan John Dolan   See fewer
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James Thornton
Scott Bradley Scott Bradley   See fewer
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Tracy Whitwell
Angie Gill Angie Gill   See fewer
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Naomi Hurtault
Raquel Pearce Raquel Pearce   See fewer
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Saira Todd
Gabrielle Holmes Gabrielle Holmes   See fewer
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Olivia Caffrey
Kate Howard Kate Howard   See fewer
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Jason O'Mara
Lee Quinn Lee Quinn   See fewer
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Kelli Hollis
Lizzy Makin Lizzy Makin   See fewer
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Antony Byrne
Gordon Gordon   See fewer
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Tim Wylton
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Peter Martin
Harry Laycock Harry Laycock   See fewer
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Dorian Healy
Garry McGreer Garry McGreer   See fewer
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Michael Angelis
Chris / Chris Hurst Chris / Chris Hurst   See fewer
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Debbie Biggins
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Collette Cooper
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Sandra Evans
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Fiona Johnson
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Sara Poyzer
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Mark Womack
Jason Pratt Jason Pratt   See fewer
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Rowena Cooper
Mrs Webb / Mrs. Webb Mrs Webb / Mrs. Webb   See fewer
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Stephanie Putson
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Steve Ramsden
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7.2 / 10 | 242 votes