Archive for December, 2008

Wayne Rooney’s Street Striker: The Final

The final episode of Wayne Rooney’s Street Striker airs this Sunday, December 14th, 2008, on Sky 1 HD and Sky 1, at the slightly earlier time of 6.30pm. This is probably my favourite episode of the series. Here’s the blurb:

Wayne Rooney’s search for the country’s best, young, all-round, raw street football talent reaches its climax. The final of this uniquely street talent competition takes place in a fitting setting, a world away from the X Factor stage or the Apprentice boardroom: the top three floors of a multi-storey car park in Stockport.

Wayne – assisted by his competition sidekicks Andy Ansah and Sue Smith – have set two final, evil street football challenges in the car park, and there are some added twists along the way. The stakes are high; Wayne must decide which of the nervous, final five contestants – Henry, Ahsan, Travis, Jordan and Mohamed – is the rightful winner of the title Wayne Rooney’s Street Striker.

Production and post-production on this series lasted 15 weeks, which is very fast for three hours of TV. It’s had great feedback and ratings. I’ve had a blast. Huge shout to Wayne Rooney, Andy Ansah, and Sue Smith, Stuart Cabb, Paul Stretford, the teams at Coke and M&C Saatchi, Clare Tomlinson (and her evil laryngitis), and the hardcore; Craig Hastings, Ian Masterson, and especially Olivia Baldwin.