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BBC Radio 4 - The Archive Hour

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Munich and the Making of Manchester United

The Archive Hour - BBC Radio 4 FM
Saturday, 2 February, 2008 - 20:00-21:00

Michael Crick recalls the Munich air disaster of 6th February 1958, in which 23 people, including eight players of Manchester United’s Busby Babes team, lost their lives. Survivors, family members and key figures remember the events of a black day in European soccer history.

The programme also looks at the creation of the Busby Babes and the Manchester United Junior Athletic Club (the MUJACS) and how the club was rebuilt after Munich and has become the biggest football club in the world.

The documentary features rare archive footage, and original comments from the five remaining players who survived the crash: Sir Bobby Charlton, Bill Foulkes, Harry Gregg, Albert Scanlon and Kenny Morgans.

Other interviewees include Busby Babe and former Manchester United manager Wilf McGuinness; Gordon Taylor of the PFA; Matt Busby’s son, Sandy Busby; sports sociologist Dr Gavin Mellor; Mike Jackson, son of the Manchester Evening News journalist, Tom Jackson who died (and is credited with first using the phrase ’Busby Babes’); Andrew Cullis, whose father Stan Cullis, managed Wolves and was a close friend and rival of Matt Busby; former Manchester City goalkeeper, Steve Fleet, who was a close friend of Busby Babe, Eddie Colman.

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First Posted ~ 15:48 Fri 1 Feb 2008
News ID ~ 1455
Last Updated ~ 12:34 Mon 21 May 2018