The World Cup: A Captain's Tale

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The World Cup: A Captain's Tale
Genre Sports Drama
Written by Neville Smith
Directed by Tom Clegg
Starring Dennis Waterman
Andrew Keir
Marjorie Bland
Nigel Hawthorne
Tim Healy
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Laurie Greenwood
Running time 90 minutes
Production company(s) Tyne Tees Television
Original channel ITV
Original airing 14 June 1982 (1982-06-14)

The World Cup: A Captain's Tale is a 1982 British television sports film directed by Tom Clegg and starring Dennis Waterman, Andrew Keir, Marjorie Bland and Nigel Hawthorne. The film depicts the story of West Auckland F.C. a team of part time players who represented England in the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy, sometimes described as the "First World Cup", in 1909 and 1911.[1]



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