UNITED For Easter

New BBC drama United, based on the true story of Manchester United’s legendary Busby Babes, will air this Easter Sunday (April 24th) at 9:00pm on BBC2.

The drama charts the story of the Manchester United side who become the youngest-ever winners of the English Football League in 1956. Having won the league again in 1957, the team reaches the quarter-finals of the European Cup in 1958 – but disaster strikes as they return from the match in Belgrade, when their charter plane crashes following a refuelling stop in Munich. The disaster claims the lives of 23 people, including eight players – and with manager Matt Busby in a critical condition, coach Jimmy Murphy tries to rebuild the shattered team.

THOMAS HOWES stars as footballer Mark Jones, alongside David Tennant (coach Jimmy Murphy), Jack O’Connell (Bobby Charlton), Sam Claflin (Duncan Edwards) and Dougray Scott (team manager Matt Busby).

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.

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