Lenin Of The Rovers

The rousing tale of Ricky Lenin's fight to establish Felchester Rovers as Britain's first communist football club.

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Comedy about one man's struggle to establish Britain's first communist football team. Starring Alexei Sayle.

Comedy about one man's struggle to establish Britain's first communist football team.

Midfield maestro Ricky Lenin's battle for Britain's first communist football team.

Midfield football maestro Ricky Lenin's battle for Britain's first all-communist football team. Ricky introduces his radical thinking to Felchester Rovers.

Starring Alexei Sayle as Ricky Lenin, Keith Allen as Terry Trotsky, Andrew McClean as Stevie Stalin and Maurice Colbourne as Ray of the Rovers.

Legendary BBC football commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme is Frank Lee Brian.

Written by Marcus Berkmann.

Producer: Harry Thompson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1988.

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The midfield maestro decides Britain's first communist football club needs a new economic policy.

The midfield maestro decides Britain's first communist football club needs a new economic policy. Starring Alexei Sayle.

The midfield maestro decides the club needs a new economic policy.

Midfield maestro Ricky Lenin's new economic policy kicks in at Felchester Rovers.

Midfield maestro Ricky Lenin's new economic policy kicks in at Felchester Rovers. Stars Alexei Sayle. From February 1988.

Midfield maestro Ricky Lenin's new economic policy kicks in at Felchester Rovers football club.

Starring Alexei Sayle as Ricky Lenin, Keith Allen as Terry Trotsky, Andrew McClean as Stevie Stalin, Tony Alias as Des Frankly and Ballard Berkeley as the Colonel.

Legendary BBC football commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme is Frank Lee Brian.

Written by Marcus Berkmann.

Producer: Harry Thompson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1988.

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Felchester vs Cambridge, can Lenin win it? With a little subterfuge, maybe.

Felchester v Cambridge.

Can Lenin win? With a little subterfuge, maybe.

Felchester take on Cambridge.

But can their communist sympathisers help them win?

But can their communist sympathisers help them win? Starring Alexei Sayle.

Felchester take on Cambridge. But can their communist sympathisers help them win? Starring Alexei Sayle.

Felchester take on Cambridge. But can their communist sympathisers help them win?

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Felchester Rovers' Ricky Lenin tackles fearsome Cambridge by infiltrating their team.

Felchester Rovers' Ricky Lenin tackles fearsome Cambridge by infiltrating their team. Stars Alexei Sayle. From February 1988.

Felchester Rover's midfield-maestro Ricky Lenin tackles fearsome Cambridge by infiltrating their team.

Starring Alexei Sayle as Ricky Lenin, Jonathan Kydd as Terry Trotsky, Andrew McClean as Stevie Stalin and Donald Hewlett as the Colonel.

Legendary BBC football commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme is Frank Lee Brian.

Written by Marcus Berkmann.

Producer: Harry Thompson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1988.

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'Better a split than the danger of an overthrow of the revolution.'

Can they beat the Germans?

Britain's first communist football team tackles Germany.

But what about the revolution?

Britain's first communist football team tackles Germany - but what about the revolution?

Britain's first communist football team tackles Germany. But what about the revolution? Stars Alexei Sayle. From March 1988.

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Ricky's new tabloid column teaches him some hard lessons about life and Gloria Hunniford.

Ricky's new tabloid column teaches him some hard lessons about life and Gloria Hunniford. Stars Alexei Sayle. From April 1989.

Ricky's new tabloid column teaches him some hard lessons about life and Gloria Hunniford. Stars Alexei Sayle.

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Ricky's boys are drawn against the North East's notoriously hard team Crunchthorpe United.

Ricky's boys are drawn against the North East's notoriously hard team Crunchthorpe United. Stars Alexei Sayle. From April 1989.

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Felchester Rovers take a break in the socialist idyll of El Telvador, but a war is raging.

Felchester Rovers take a break in the socialist idyll of El Telvador, but a war is raging. Stars Alexei Sayle. From April 1989.

Rovers take a break in the socialist idyll of El Telvador - but a war is raging.

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Will Ricky's million-pound sponsorship deal wreck Felchester's hopes of a Wembley victory? Stars Alexei Sayle. From April 1989.

Will Ricky's million-pound sponsorship deal wreck Felchester's hopes of a Wembley victory?