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AIRDATE - Football: A Brief History with Alfie Allen

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Alfie Allen
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A journey from football’s humble beginnings to the international franchise powerhouse it is today.

Lifelong football fan Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones) uncovers a century’s worth of stories, moments and characters in this intimate and engaging documentary, as he searches for football’s roots and, at the same time, the seeds of contemporary Britain.
Britain’s cultural, national and societal development are exemplified in football’s evolution from a rarefied pastime, the preserve of elite upper class schools, to today’s billion-dollar global industry. So how and why does the sport continue to dominate?

Alfie sets out on a geographical, cultural and historical journey in search of the true story of football, meeting families, fans and some of the most glorious goal scorers, as he revels in the diverse living history of the beautiful game.

Saturdays at 8.30pm from August 12 on BBC Knowledge
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