The Linesman

CollaboratorsBrett Turnbull (Director) and Dan O’Neill (Choreographer)
One line synopsisOne of a series of dance pieces created specially for television: a football linesman at a match.

Football linesman preparing for a match. Camera follows him as he moves up and down the side of the pitch during the game. Incidents behind the line and on the pitch. Half-time and the second half. Two boys run off with the linesman’s flag. He pulls up a corner flag but becomes entangled in the strip of white line that comes with it. The ball is speared by the flag post. The linesman coaches the two boys in the art of linesman movements. Credits.

Production companyPipedream Pictures
Running time9 minutes
Full credits

Writer/Choreographer Dan O’Neill;
Director Brett Turnbull;
Music Gioacchino Rossini,
Arranged & Performed by Glue Ear,
Alfie Thomas,
Michael Thomas,
Chris Brierley.
The Linesman, Frank Bock,
Substitutes, Barry Eaton,
Darren Ellis,
Sandor Miski,
Curtis James;
Two Boys, Tommy Alabi,
Jack Walsh;
Physio, Colm O’Neill;
Referee, Joseph Campbell;
Footballers, Paul Nott,
Kalett Regis;
Mark Ellis;
Andy Stevens;
Jason Martin;
Martin Heaton.
Continuity Ludwisk Smolski;
Make up/Hair Katie Ruffle;
Gaffer Joe Allen;
Grip Robert Gillman;
Assistant Director Grietje Besteman;
Line Producer Myf Hopkins;
Sound Recordist William Quinn;
Off-line Editor James Whitehorn;
On-line Editor Hal Dace;
Sound Editor Ben Young;
Editor dance NPS Mirjam van der Linden;
Executive Producers:
Arts Council of England Rodney Wilson,
BBC Bob Lockyer,
NPS Henk van der Meulen;
Production Designer Jackie Brooks; Lighting Camera Niels Johansen;
Producer Lee Thomas.
A Pipedream Pictures production for BBC, Arts Council of England, NPS.

Film segmentThe Linesman - ACE380.2
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