Those Glory Glory Days

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Those Glory Glory Days
Directed by Philip Saville
Written by Julie Welch
Starring Zoë Nathenson
Sara Sugarman
Cathy Murphy
Music by Trevor Jones
Release dates
  • 17 November 1983 (1983-11-17)
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Those Glory Glory Days is a 1983 British made-for-television film about football. The screenplay was written by the sports journalist Julie Welch. The film is inspired by Welch's childhood love of football, and helped to establish her as a screenwriter.[1] It was released on 17 November 1983 and featured Zoë Nathenson, Sara Sugarman and Cathy Murphy in leading roles.

Plot summary[edit]

The film is about a group of girls growing up in 1960-61 London, who develop an interest in football and support for Tottenham Hotspur, which became the first English team in the 20th century to win both the English league and the FA Cup "double". Twenty years later, one of the girls is trying to make a career as a football journalist and is offered a lift home by her childhood hero Danny Blanchflower. The majority of the film is set during the fateful 1960-1961 season and tells of the girls' obsession with Spurs.



  1. ^ Pollard, Lucy (2 May 1999). "The secret of my success: Julie Welch". The Independent on Sunday (London: Independent Print Limited). Retrieved 7 June 2011. 

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