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Those Glory Glory Days (1983)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 24 January 1986
Girls growing up in 1960-61 London develop a passion for the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, the first British team in the 20th century to win the English league and FA Cup "double". ... See full summary »


Philip Saville


Julie Welch (adaptation)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zoë Nathenson ... Julia - Danny (as Zoe Nathenson)
Sara Sugarman Sara Sugarman ... Toni
Cathy Murphy ... Tub
Liz Campion Liz Campion ... Jailbird
Amelia Dipple Amelia Dipple ... Petrina
Elizabeth Spriggs ... School Mistress
Julia McKenzie ... Mrs. Herrick
Peter Tilbury Peter Tilbury ... Herrick
Julia Goodman Julia Goodman ... Julia - Journalist
Patrick Bergin ... 1961 Spurs Team Member
Bryan Pringle ... Reg
John Salthouse ... Young Danny Blanchflower
Danny Blanchflower Danny Blanchflower ... Himself
Glen Murphy Glen Murphy ... 1961 Spurs Team Member
Frances Barber ... Woman


Girls growing up in 1960-61 London develop a passion for the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, the first British team in the 20th century to win the English league and FA Cup "double". Twenty years later, one of the girls tracks down players of the '60-'61 Spurs for a documentary. Written by Brian Henke <Cincy43235@aol.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic material and mild language | See all certifications »






Release Date:

24 January 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dias de Glória See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,207, 26 January 1986, Limited Release

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Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Did You Know?


Premiered on Channel 4 in 1983 as part of the "First Love" series, it had a cinema release the following year as a double bill with _P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang (1982) (TV movie)_. See more »


At the beginning, when Julia is on the payphone to her paper, she spells out the name Hoddle as H O double 'D' double 'L' E. See more »


Follows Secrets (1983) See more »


A Teenager in Love
Written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
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A period piece that is now a period piece itself
13 August 2011 | by johnbirch-2See all my reviews

Film 4 made a number of simple but beautifully observed pictures in the years immediately after the launch of the channel, but which no-one makes any more. This is an excellent example, a perfect companion to the more famous P'Tang Yang Kipperbang.

Quite why this is so overlooked is difficult to understand - could it be that (with some bitter irony) a film that has a sub-theme of discrimination against women in football is itself ignored because its a film based around a group of girl football fans?

Or could it be that people are put off because its a "football film", or about one club?

Whatever the reason is, its a shame as this is a little gem. A perfect evocation of what it is to be young, as well as being a sports fan. Iit captures the feel of early 60s perfectly, before the decade began to swing. But above all its about friendship. What it isn't about is football (or even, come to that, girls) - that is almost incidental, a core to build the story around.

Above all this is a warm, happy, gentle, perfectly paced film that would appeal to just about anyone of any age. Even Arsenal fans!

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