Working Class Britain | Underclass to hero, how the working class has been portrayed
CHANNEL | BBC Northern Ireland
FIRST BROADCAST | 18 November 1996
DURATION | 29 minutes 32 seconds
George Best talks candidly to Roisin McAuley about his Northern Irish roots, the effect his fame has had on his loved ones, and - inevitably - his alcoholism. He speaks affectionately about Manchester United manager Sir Matt Busby and is scornful about journalists who call him a 'has-been'. This was, after all, the man who did it all when he was still young.
George Best died on 25 November 2005. Though the plan had been that a minute's silence would be observed before all Premiership games the following weekend, many crowds chose instead to hold a minute of applause.
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