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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Drama based on the true story of Manchester United's legendary Busby Babes, the youngest side ever to win the Football League, and the 1958 Munich air crash that claimed eight of their number. The film draws on first-hand interviews with the survivors and their families to tell the inspirational story of a team and community overcoming terrible tragedy.

Last on

Thu 11 Jul 2013 21:00 BBC Four

  • Photo: United

    Photo: United

    Some of the Manchester United team, from left to right: Duncan Edwards (Sam Claflin), Mark Jones (Thomas Howes), Eddie Colman (Philip Hill Pearson), Bobby Charlton (Jack O'Connell), and David Pegg (Brogan West).

  • Photo: Matt Busby and Jimmy Murphy

    Photo: Matt Busby and Jimmy Murphy

    Manchester United manager Matt Busby (Dougray Scott) looks on at the players alongside assistant manager Jimmy Murphy (David Tennant).

  • Photo: Duncan Edwards

    Photo: Duncan Edwards

    Duncan Edwards (Sam Claflin) listens to a team talk in the tunnel.

  • United: Busby Babes and the Munich air crash

    United: Busby Babes and the Munich air crash

    United director James Strong on dramatising Manchester United's darkest day: "This is the story of a team, a band of brothers, who experience a tragedy and then attempt to survive. In a sense they could have been soldiers, miners, or any group or family."

    Read and comment on James' post on the BBC TV blog.


Jimmy Murphy
David Tennant
Bobby Charlton
Jack O'Connell
Duncan Edwards
Sam Claflin
Matt Busby
Dougray Scott
Bert Whalley
Dean Andrews
Alma George
Kate Ashfield
Harold Hardman
David Calder
Alan Hardaker
Neil Dudgeon
Tommy Skinner
Tim Healy
Cissie Charlton
Melanie Hill
Eddie Colman
Philip Hill-Pearson
Mark Jones
Thomas Howes
Harry Gregg
Ben Peel
David Pegg
Brogan West
Marion Bent
Natalie Burt
Professor Maurer
Werner Daehn
Mrs Watson
Shirley Dixon
Robert Charlton
Bill Fellows
Customs Officer
Faton Gerbeshi
PC Gunstone
Peter Gunn
British Consul
Daniel Hill
Charlton Athletic Player
Jamie Martin
Bob Hardisty
Liam Shannon
Molly Leech
Katie West
Amelia Young
Chris Chibnall
Executive Producer
Simon Heath
Julia Stannard
James Strong


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