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The Day I Met Sir Bobby Robson

Sir Bobby Robson was quite simply a national treasure and his death two years ago left a huge hole in the so-called 'beautiful game'.

In this special programme a range of people whose lives were touched in some way by Sir Bobby reflect on what meeting him and knowing him (for some very briefly) meant to them.

The programme includes funny, heart-warming and sometimes very emotional recollections from his childhood, from his early football days, his days as a trainee coach, from his time at the very top of world football and latterly during his long and brave struggle against cancer.

The Day I Met Sir Bobby Robson is produced by Ian McCormick. The Executive Producer is Ashley Byrne. It is a Made in Manchester Production for BBC Radio 5 live.

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1 hour

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Boxing Day 2011 00:00