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Greenlit: First Among Equals: The Laurie Cunningham Story, ITV

First Among Equals: The Laurie Cunningham Story – Documentary that tells the story of the first player to turn out for Real Madrid and Manchester United, and whose rise from Leyton Orient to West Brom and on to the Bernabeu broke new ground.  He overcame racist attitudes within the game during the era he emerged and abuse from the terraces to become the  first black footballer to pull on an England shirt, when he represented his country at U-21 level.

The programme features interviews with key figures in Laurie’s career including team-mates such as del Bosque, Cyrille Regis and Brendon Batson, managers including Ron Atkinson, members of his family, and those he inspired – former players such as Paul Ince, John Barnes, Les Ferdinand, Ian Wright and Mark Bright.
Channel: ITV

Producer: Fulwell 73

TX: 6th March 2013

Source: ITV press release


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