United (TV series)

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Genre Documentary
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Running time 30 minutes
Original channel BBC Two
Original run 6 April 1990 (1990-04-06) – 11 May 1990 (1990-05-11)

United was a 1990 television documentary series first screened in the United Kingdom on BBC Two in 1990. The series followed the fortunes of English football team Sheffield United during the 1989–90 football season.

Themes and format[edit]

Consisting of six half hour episodes,[1] the series followed Sheffield United as they chased promotion from Division Two,[2] with the final episode focusing on the final games of the season as they achieved this ambition. Each of the episodes concerned one element of United the cameras were given full behind-the-scenes access to the club's inner workings.[2]

Each episode focused on a specific element of the club:

  • The Players
  • The Wives
  • The Board
  • The Fans
  • The Apprentices
  • The Managers


Debuting on 6 April 1990, the series was first shown on BBC Two with each episode airing at 9pm on successive Fridays.[2]


  1. ^ "Documentarie's, Film's, Biographie's etc...". For My Eyes Only. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Bassett Blades Corporation". Shoot Magazine (IPC). 7 April 1990. 

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