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The English Game 

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The story of the invention of football and how it quickly rose to become the world's most popular game by crossing class divides.
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Series cast summary:
Edward Holcroft ...  Arthur Kinnaird 6 episodes, 2020
Kevin Guthrie ...  Fergus Suter 6 episodes, 2020
Charlotte Hope ...  Margaret Alma Kinnaird 6 episodes, 2020
Niamh Walsh ...  Martha Almond 6 episodes, 2020
Craig Parkinson ...  James Walsh 6 episodes, 2020
James Harkness ...  Jimmy Love 6 episodes, 2020
Ben Batt ...  Cartwright / ... 6 episodes, 2020
Gerard Kearns ...  Tommy Marshall 6 episodes, 2020
Henry Lloyd-Hughes ...  Alfred Lyttelton 6 episodes, 2020
Kerrie Hayes ...  Doris Platt 6 episodes, 2020
Joncie Elmore ...  Ted Stokes 6 episodes, 2020
Mary Higgins Mary Higgins ...  Ada Hornby 6 episodes, 2020
Sam Keeley ...  Smalley 6 episodes, 2020
Harry Michell ...  Monkey Hornby 6 episodes, 2020
Philip Hill-Pearson ...  Tom Hindle 6 episodes, 2020
Daniel Ings ...  Francis Marindin 5 episodes, 2020
Kate Phillips ...  Laura Lyttelton 5 episodes, 2020
Kelly Price ...  Lydia Cartwright 5 episodes, 2020
Anthony Andrews ...  Lord Kinnaird 5 episodes, 2020
Sylvestra Le Touzel ...  Lady Kinnaird 4 episodes, 2020
Sammy Hayman ...  Davy Burns 4 episodes, 2020
Lara Peake ...  Betsy Cronshaw 4 episodes, 2020
John Askew ...  Jack Hunter 3 episodes, 2020
Michael Nardone ...  Douglas Suter 3 episodes, 2020
Charles Armstrong ...  Mr. Parker 2 episodes, 2020
Tim Chipping ...  Cotton Masters' Club Manager 2 episodes, 2020
Kate Dickie ...  Aileen Suter / ... 2 episodes, 2020
Richard Dixon ...  Wilson 2 episodes, 2020
Eilidh Fisher ...  Moira Suter 2 episodes, 2020
Richard McCabe ...  Colonel Jackson 2 episodes, 2020
Don Gallagher Don Gallagher ...  Doctor 2 episodes, 2020
Daisy Littlefield Daisy Littlefield ...  Grace Suter 2 episodes, 2020
Mary Jo Randle ...  Publican 2 episodes, 2020
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England, 1879. With football still in its infancy and an amateur sport, upper-class teams, led by Old Etonians, have dominated the early years of the FA Cup. But a revolution is brewing: against the rules of the FA, James Walsh, the owner of working-class side Darwen FC and the associated mill, secretly pays talented Scottish players Fergus Suter and Jimmy Love to join the team ahead of the cup quarterfinals against Old Etonians, whose roster features several members of the FA Board, including team captain Arthur Kinnaird.

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Lord Arthur Kinnaird still holds the record number of participations at the finals of the England Cup (9), and his five titles were only surpassed in 2010 (by 7 times champion Ashley Cole). He is considered english soccer's first superstar player. See more »

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15 April 2020 | by mcoles-927-996211See all my reviews

Not enough football to be a good sports movie, but I still enjoyed it. My wife loved it and anyone who likes PBS shows will enjoy this. I would give it a 7 and my wife would give it a 9, so I chose 8. It's a bit too neat and today for me, almost Disney-like, but overall I would recommend it.


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20 March 2020 (UK) See more »

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