'C'mon. We all wished he had played for our team.
The George Best Story
George Best is arguably the greatest player ever to set foot on a football pitch. Blessed by genius, he had the confidence and arrogance to try absolutely anything matched to a charismatic character that reached a far greater audience than those on the terraces at Old Trafford.
The first of the new footballing superstars, Best marked the transition of players from simply dedicated professionals to pop culture icons. Unable to cope with the temptations of his celebrity lifestyle, indulged himself to excess in alcohol, late nights and women and as a consequence walked out on top flight football aged just 26.
In this video, Best will take you back to his home town of Belfast and introduce you to his family and friends. Catch a glimpse of Best playing on his local park where he was spotted by a Manchester United talent scout before journeying to Old Trafford for an in-depth profile of his career at the 'Theatre Of Dreams'.
George Best: Best Intentions
George Best is the most controversial footballing icon of his generation. This programme is the definitive biography, covering George Best's life from his humble beginnings in Belfast, through his meteoric rise to fame and features contributions from Sir Bobby Charlton, Denis Law, Jimmy Greaves and the late Sir Matt Busby.