The team that defined An Era, and the disaster that tore them apart.
Based on the true story of Manchester United’s celebrated "Busby Babes", the youngest side ever to win the Football League, and the 1958 Munich air crash that claimed eight of their number. This moving drama tells the poignant yet inspirational tale of a team and a community that turned tragedy into triumph.
It’s 1956 and the UK has found its first heart throbs of the post-war era in the "Busby Babes" – a goodlooking and prodigiously talented team of young football players, including young teenager Bobby Charlton (Jack O’Connell: Harry Brown, This is England) and teammates Duncan Edwards (Sam Claflin: Pirates Of The Caribbean), Mark Jones (Thomas Howes: Downton Abbey) and Eddie Colman (Philip Hill Pearson: Shameless). Coach Jimmy Murphy, played by the superbly talented David Tennant (Dr Who) and the revered but intimidating boss Matt Busby (Dougray Scott: Mission Impossible II, Hitman) guide the club to glory after glory.