My Summer with Des

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My Summer With Des
Created by Arthur Smith
Directed by Simon Curtis
Starring Neil Morrissey
Rachel Weisz
Des Lynam
Arabella Weir
John Gordon Sinclair
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Jane Tranter, Janet Wray, Joy Spink
Running time 80 mins.
Original network BBC
Picture format 576i (PAL)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 25 May 1998 (1998-05-25)
Related shows Match of the Day

My Summer with Des is a 1998 TV movie comedy drama created by English writer Arthur Smith. Shown to coincide with the beginning of World Cup 1998, the story is set during the European football championships in 1996, where football fan Martin finds his life is going from bad to worse after losing his job and splitting up with his girlfriend. It starred Neil Morrissey and Des Lynam, with Rachel Weisz playing the role of his love-interest, who seems to have the ability to travel through time and know the outcome of the tournament's matches before they happen. At one point Neil Morrissey's character asks her to take him straight to the semi-final between England and Germany, which they then arrive at in the next scene.

The movie was released on VHS on 26 May 1998. A DVD was scheduled for a 4 August 2008 release, but this was postponed.


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