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FOOTBALL-MAD SCOUSE tyke Harry (JOE GLADWIN) lived in a caravan with his hard-up Dad (GEOFFREY HINSLIFF) who just happened to be ex-football hero and amusingly-monikered “Striker” Dyker. Much of what ensued centred around Dyker Senior’s reluctance to let his son get too involved in footie, because of the way an injury had ruined his own career. But young Dyker stuck with it, transforming the local youth team, impressing his mates with his ability to make “Liverpool” chip butties, and everything probably ended in a scene of Scooby Doo-style guffaws and general mateyness.



  1. Enoch Sneed

    August 5, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Joe Gladwin (born 1906) plays the son of Geoffrey Hinsliff (born 1937)? Some mistake surely? Kevin Moreton (born 1959) played Ben Dyker.

  2. IanW1968

    December 21, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Harry was the old bloke played by Joe Gladwin (Wally Batty) not the son. I had the book which was ace and spent most of the tv show waiting for the appearance of Jacky who was very easy on the eye.

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