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Warren United

  • Episode: 

    1 of 6

  • Title: 

    July
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Tue 22 Apr 2014
  • TX Confirmed: 

    No
  • Time: 

    10.00pm - 10.30pm
  • Week: 

    Week 17 2014 : Sat 19 Apr - Fri 25 Apr
  • Channel: 

    ITV4
  • Status: 

    New
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Series overview
 
New animated sitcom about family, football and the passion of being a fan.
 
Each week, Warren United follows the fortunes of Warren Kingsley, an overweight kitchen salesman and fervent football fan, as he stumbles through life trying to juggle his two passions – football and family.
 
Warren, aged 37 and ½, is a fan for all seasons and a bloke of two halves: both a devoted husband and dad and a diehard fan of Brainsford United, a chronically struggling club, known to its long-suffering fans as “The Meringues.”
 
Warren is voiced by BAFTA award-winning Darren Boyd, (Spy, Alpha Papa). Nitin Ganatra (EastEnders) voices Dillip, Warren’s best friend, while Morgana Robinson (Vic and Bob’s House of Fools) voices Charlie, Warren’s sulky teenage daughter and Morwenna Banks (Peppa Pig) voices Warren’s young son Harrison. Eleanor Lawrence (Common Ground) is Warren’s Dutch wife Ingrid and Georgie Glen (Waterloo Road) his young-at-heart mum.
 
Johnny Vegas voices Fat Baz, the manager of Brainsford United, while Jonathan Kydd and Bertie Portal voice two well-spoken but foul-mouthed police horses, who dispense their views on match-day issues.
 
“While Warren United focuses on a bloke who’s crazy about football, it’s really about passion… Football’s about human stories – we’ve tried to capture that.” - Henry Normal, Co-Executive Producer
 
Written by Simon Nye, David Quantick, Dominic Holland
Voices by Darren Boyd, Morgana Robinson, Nitin Ganatra, Johnny Vegas
Made by an award-winning comedy team and the company behind Alan Partridge
 
Episode one
 
In the first episode, July, an opposition own goal scored six minutes into stoppage time in the last game of the season, keeps Brainsford up! Warren is over the moon until he realises that the first pre-season friendly won’t be for six whole weeks. Dillip (Nitin Ganatra) tries to help by taking Warren (Darren Boyd) to the cricket. It doesn’t work. Reggie (Tony Law) tries to divert him but Warren is unswayed. Finally, Ingrid (Eleanor Lawrence) organises some drastic help. Will Warren finally get a result?