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Manchester United docudrama out now on Britbox

The true-life docudrama, starring David Tennant and Dougray Scott, about the tragic events that befell Manchester United in 1958. Only on BritBox.

This is one for footie fans! The film United, based on the true story of Manchester United’s “Busby Babes” and the aftermath of the 1958 Munich air disaster, stars David Tennant as Red Devils assistant manager Jimmy Murphy and Jack O’Connell as the young Bobby Charlton.

Whether or not you’re a fan of the Red Devils, this acclaimed 2011 sports docudrama will impress with its poignant storytelling. Based on the true story of Manchester United’s legendary “Busby Babes”, the youngest side ever to win the league with an average age of 22, it examines the disastrous 1958 air crash that claimed the lives of eight of these gifted young players.

David Tennant (Broadchurch, Deadwater Fell, Des) stars in this inspirational story of a football team, a community and a nation overcoming tragedy. Also starring Jack O’Connell (Unbroken, The North Water) as Bobby Charlton and Ben Peel (The Fall) as Harry Gregg.

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