Murphy's Mob is a British children's television series, created and written by Brian Finch, which was produced and directed by David Foster for Central Inpendent Television, and screened in the UK on ITV over a course of four series between 1982 and 1985. The theme tune was sung by Gary Holton. It became one of the first children's programmes on ITV that would show twice a week.

The first series was shown on Mondays and Wednesdays. The second series was shown on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The third and fourth series were shown on Mondays and Thursdays.


The series featured Ken Hutchison as Mac Murphy, who takes charge as manager of a struggling fictional Third Division football club, Dunmore United, and a group of young supporters of the club whose day-to-day troubles included attempts to set up a junior supporter's club and clubhouse within the stadium.


The drama scenes also included action taken from real Watford games from the era. The fictional Dunmore team therefore played in yellow, red and black to allow the footage to be cut into the drama. Billy Wright, the former England captain is credited in the first series as "Soccer Advisor".

Transmission guideEdit

  • Season One: 16 episodes from 1 March 1982 - 21 April 1982
  • Season Two: 12 episodes from 9 March 1983 - 14 April 1983
  • Season Three: 14 episodes from 29 October 1984 - 13 December 1984
  • Season Four: 12 episodes from 11 November 1985 - 19 December 1985