Footballers' Wives: Extra Time

Footballers' Wives: Extra Time (stylised as footballers wive$: extra time) is a British drama programme. A spin-off of Footballers' Wives, the programme aired on ITV2 for two series. Footballers' Wives: Extra Time aired in the United States on BBC America under the title Footballers' Wives: Overtime.

Footballers' Wives: Extra Time
Opening credits title
Also known as''Footballers' Wives: Overtime''
Created by
  • Maureen Chadwick
  • Ann McManus
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of series2
No. of episodes25
Executive producer(s)Cameron Roach
Producer(s)Di Burrows
Running time20–25 Mins
Production company(s)Shed Productions
Original networkITV2
Original release26 May 2005 
18 May 2006
Related showsFootballers' Wives


Footballers' Wives: Extra Time is the racy drama spin-off to award-winning original series, Footballers' Wives. Picking up from the end of Footballers' Wives Series 4. It aired on ITV2.[1][2]


With success of the first series, ITV2 increased the episode lengths by 10 minutes and ordered 1 more than the first series.

Series Number of episodes Length of episodes (no breaks) Length of episodes (with breaks)
1 12 20 minutes 30 minutes
2 13 30 minutes 45 minutes

The original episode line-up of series two consisted of 18 episodes at 20–25 minutes each. However, there is no explanation as to why the 18 episodes were put into 13 extended episodes for airing.

Both series aired on Thursdays at 10:00 pm, though for some episodes the time varied.


Special guest stars

Connected characters

These characters are connected to characters from the main series, Footballers' Wives

Character Relation
Anika Beevor Tanya Turner's half-sister
Oliver Ryan Gary Ryan's son
Yasmin Salter Bruno Milligan's daughter
Rees Salter Bruno Milligan's son
Joly Salter Bruno Milligan's ex-wife
Seb Webb Roger Webb's son

DVD releases

Acorn Media have announced they will release both series of Footballers Wives Extra Time with the 'Footballers Wives: Complete Collection' box set in August 2012.

The Complete First Series
Set Details Special Features
  • 12 Episodes
  • 2-Disc Set
  • 16:9 Anamorphic Aspect Ratio
  • Subtitles: English
  • English (Stereo)
  • This set contains no special features.
Release dates
United Kingdom Australia United States
3 July 2006 10 July 2006 TBC
Footballers' Wives Extra Time - Series 1 & 2
Set Details Special Features
  • 30 Episodes
  • 4-Disc Set
  • 16:9 Anamorphic Aspect Ratio
  • Subtitles: English
  • English (Dolby Digital)
  • This set contains no special features.
Release dates
United Kingdom
11 June 2012[3]

The Series 2 release in Australia has the original episode-plan of 18 episodes. However, the release of the Second half boxset has the aired version of 13 extended episodes (30 minutes).

Foreign audience

In the United States, BBC America has aired the first season, although it is known in the US as Footballers Wive$: Overtime.[4][5] In Israel, the 2 seasons aired on channel Yes+. In Estonia, the first season is aired on Kanal 2.


Lucy Maher from Common Sense Media stated it was "Tacky, over-the-top trash is painful to watch".[4]


  1. Matthews, Sam (28 January 2005). "ITV2 orders Footballers' Wives spin-off in drama first". Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  2. Wollaston, Sam (7 January 2006). "Last night's TV: Footballers' Wives: Extra Time (ITV1)". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  3. "Footballer's Wives Extra Time - Series 1 & 2". Acorn Media. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  4. "Footballers' Wives: Overtime - TV Review". 21 December 2006. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  5. "Shows A-Z - footballers' wives: overtime on bbc america,". Retrieved 28 February 2019.
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