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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Factual drama about how the glamour-studded career of Britain's most famous footballer destroyed the life not only of George Best himself, but also of the close-knit family that he had left behind in Belfast. At the same time as high living began to take its toll on George's own career, his previously teetotal mother descended into alcoholism, with damaging repercussions for the whole family.

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Wed 10 Feb 2010 22:45 BBC HD

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Credits

Ann Best
Michelle Fairley
Ruby Emerson
Bronagh Taggart
Barbara Best
Laura Donnelly
Carol Best
Lisa Hogg
Dickie Best
Lorcan Cranitch
George Best
Tom Payne
Mrs Fullaway
Michelle Forbes
Matt Busby
Des McAleer
Dave Sadler
Luke de Woolfson
Director
Colin Barr
Producer
Colin Barr
Writer
Terry Cafolla

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