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The Damned United

The story of Brian Clough's 44-day stint as manager of Leeds United FC. When Don Revie quit to manage England, the outspoken Clough took charge. With Michael Sheen.

The story of Brian Clough's 44-day stint as manager of Leeds United FC in 1974. When Don Revie quit Leeds to become the England boss, the outspoken Clough took charge. Determined to impose his own style upon Revie's tough-tackling team, Clough soon alienated his players and the board.

Based on the book by David Peace.

1 hour, 32 minutes

Last on

Tue 30 Mar 2021 00:10

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Leeds United

    Leeds, Leeds, Leeds (Marching On Together)

  • Tom Jones

    What's New Pussycat?

  • Deep Purple

    Flight of the Rat (Roger Glover Remix)

  • Deep Purple


  • Sammy Cahn

    Love and Marriage

    Composer: Jimmy Van Heusen.
  • Ken Jones

    Only When I Laugh

  • Harold Spiro

    Nice One Cyril

    Composer: Helen Clarke.
  • Fleetwood Mac

    Man of the World

  • David Bowie

    Queen Bitch


Role Contributor
Brian Clough Michael Sheen
Peter Taylor Timothy Spall
Don Revie Colm Meaney
Jimmy Gordon Maurice Roeves
Sam Longson Jim Broadbent
Billy Bremner Stephen Graham
Dave Mackay Brian McCardie
Johnny Giles Peter McDonald
Colin Todd Giles Alderson
Austin Mitchell Mark Bazeley
John O'Hare Martin Compston
Duncan McKenzie Joe Dempsie
Manny Cussins Henry Goodman
Director Tom Hooper
Sam Bolton David Roper
Nigel Clough Oliver Stokes
Norman Hunter Mark Cameron
Syd Owen Glenn Cunningham
Lillian Taylor Gillian Waugh
John McGovern Colin Harris
Archie Gemmill Stewart Robertson
Journalist Ralph Ineson
Mike Bamber Paul Bown
Floor manager Christopher Chilton
Writer Peter Morgan
Author David Peace
Producer Andy Harries
Executive Producer Christine Langan
Executive Producer Hugo Heppell
Executive Producer Peter Morgan


  • Sun 18 Jul 2010 21:00
  • Sun 3 Apr 2011 21:00
  • Sun 5 Jun 2011 22:10
  • Sun 5 Jun 2011 23:50
  • Thu 16 May 2013 21:00
  • Wed 14 May 2014 21:00
  • Sun 28 May 2017 22:30
  • Sun 28 May 2017 23:00
  • Sat 19 May 2018 22:35
  • Sun 19 Apr 2020 00:10
  • Thu 3 Sep 2020 22:00
  • Tue 30 Mar 2021 00:10

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