Thursday, March 23, 2017

Renford Rejects | Theme Songs | The Splat | #TBT | Nickelodeon UK

Watch the opening titles for all four seasons of Nickelodeon UK's hit football-themed comedy series Renford Rejects! Woah-oh-oh-oh-oh!:

Renford Rejects series one (1998) intro:



Renford Rejects series two (1999) intro:



Renford Rejects series three (2000) intro:



Renford Rejects series four (2001) intro:



(Taken from season four episode "Gorilla")

Renford Rejects Outro (2000):



Renford Rejects is a single-camera teen sitcom produced and broadcast by Nickelodeon UK between 1998 and 2001. The show briefly aired in the United States on Nick GaS. The series ran for 52 episodes over four seasons, and was Nickelodeon UK's first locally produced sitcom.

The show concerned a five-a-side school football team, made up of aspiring players who had been turned down by their school's main team. They were named "Renford Rejects" when a rival player sabotaged their league entry form, but decided to stick with the name as it suited their "outcast" nature.

Renford Rejects starred:

Martin Delaney as Jason Summerbee, the Renford Rejects Team's Captain;

Matthew Leitch as Stewart Jackson, Renford Rejects Team's Coach (seasons 1-3);

Holly Davidson as Robin Walker, Renford Rejects Team's First Girl, Chelsea Ladies Team's Member (main character in season one, recurring character during season two);

Paul Parris as Bruno Di Gradi, Renford Rejects' Team Member;

Charlie Rolland as Ben Philipps, Renford Rejects' Goalkeeper;

Adam Dean Ronnie Supra, Renford Rejects' Team Fifth Member (main character in season one and two, guest star in season three);

Roger Davies as Vinnie Rodriguez, VTV Commentator, Cameraman;

Lucy Punch as Sue White, Renford Rejects Team's Second Girl (season two only);

Megan Bertie as Mia Smith, Renford Rejects Team's Third Girl (season three and four only);

Peter Kane as Peter Grade, Renford Rejects Team's Mascot, baby brother to Bruno Di Gradi (recurring character during seasons 1-3, main character in season four);

Mohammed George as Dennis Quayle, Renford Rejects' Coach (season four only);

Tom Weller as Terry Stoker, Razor Captain, Renford Rejects' Rival (recurding character during seasons 1-3; main character in season four);

Bill Homewood as Basil Stoker, the coach of the Razors;

Alex Norton as Eddie McAvoy, owner of the local cafe "Graceland";

and Sally Kinghorn as Priscilla McAvoy, Eddie's wife;


James Corden in Renford Rejects episode "Don Bruno".

Also appearing was James Corden, who appeared in "Don Bruno" as Razor #1, and Natasha Dilleyston, who played Ben's "love interest" Justine in the episodes "Heartbreak Hotel and "Ben In Tights". The episode "Ciao Bambino" featured EastEnders actress Leila Birch, playing Bruno's love interest Gina. Birch and Parris went on to become engaged in real life after meeting on the show. The club trainer Leo was played by Mark Smith, who had recently left the ITV show Gladiators. The show also featured several comedians in guest roles, including Tony Slattery ("Boyband"), David Baddiel ("Reject TV") and Alexei Sayle ("Action").

A number of famous guest stars from the world of football appeared as themselves throughout the course of the series. These included Ian Rush, Gianfranco Zola, Martin Keown, Shaka Hislop, Roberto Di Matteo, Jon Harley, John Terry, Kasey Keller, Harry Redknapp with the West Ham first team, Jim Rosenthal, Bob Wilson, Stan Bowles, and various members of England's 1966 World Cup-winning team.

For its theme song, Renford Rejects used "Australia" by the Manic Street Preachers, a popular contemporary indie song.

Renford Rejects also used an edited version of Rob Dougan's Clubbed To Death (Kurayamino Mix) from his breakthrough album Furious Angels when the Rejects rivals, The Razors, would appear on screen. "Ready to Go" by Republica was another song that is often heard on the program. "A Girl Like You" by Edwyn Collins, was the song for Robin in the first season.

The show was filmed at Willesden Sports Centre, London, NW10 3QX. Eddie McAvoy's Gracelands Cafe was filmed at 118 College Road, Willesden, London NW10 5HD. The 'Cafe' still exists to this current day.

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