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From the Ashes (I) (2011)

 |  Documentary  |  10 May 2011 (UK)
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From The Ashes is an uplifting and remarkable tale of a summer that changed English sport forever. In July 1981, rioting and discontent ruled the streets of England. On the playing fields, ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Himself - Narrator (voice)
Ian Botham ...
Himself - England 1977-1992 (as Ian 'Beefy' Botham)
Mike Brearley ...
Himself - - England 1976-1981
Bob Willis ...
Himself - England 1971-1984
Kim Hughes ...
Himself - Australia 1977-1984
Rod Marsh ...
Himself - Australia 1970-1984 (as Rodney Marsh) (as Rod Marsh)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dickie Bird ...
Himself - Umpire (as Harold 'Dickie' Bird)
Graham Dilley ...
Himself - England 1979-1989
David Gower ...
Gideon Haigh ...
Himself - Journalist
Rodney Hogg ...
Himself - Australia 1978-1984
Geoff Lawson ...
Himself - Australia 1980-1989
Vic Marks ...
Himself - Journalist
Christopher Martin-Jenkins ...
Himself - Journalist
Mike Selvey ...
Himself - Journalist


From The Ashes is an uplifting and remarkable tale of a summer that changed English sport forever. In July 1981, rioting and discontent ruled the streets of England. On the playing fields, England was 1-0 down after two tests against old enemy, Australia, and iconic all-rounder Ian Botham, had resigned as English captain, hours before being pushed. Watching on was opposing Captain, Kim Hughes, the Golden Boy of Australian sport. Brilliant and eloquent, he seemed to be a master of the universe. With English cricket on the brink, bookmakers offered odds of 500-1 against an English win in the 3rd test. Yet, Botham would not lie down and rediscovered his cavalier flair in a series of remarkable, match-winning performances that defined him and saw The Ashes returned home. Packed with match action and interviews with the chief protagonists - including Botham, Gower, Willis, Marsh, Hughes and more - From The Ashes is set over one tempestuous month and tells the story of one of the most ... Written by Anonymous

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22 August 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I belong to a generation which has not seen Botham play. I've grown up watching the next generation, watching Flintoff being compared to Botham, and wondering who is he anyway. Well, here you go. If you, like me, had seen England doing miracles in 2005, and thought such things were once in a lifetime, this is for you. If you love cricket, and think that cricket is a funny game, this is for you. If you love heroes, and love to hear stories of a phoenix rising from the ashes, this is for you. If you love watching the English win over the Aussies, this is for you! What a brilliant portrayal. Sporting achievements are fleeting, but the recollections last forever. And wouldn't you like to recollect one of the finest test series ever played?

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