Marvellous - BBC 2 - July 1st - 9pm.

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Marvellous - BBC 2 - July 1st - 9pm.

Post by HunterST_BFC » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:54 pm

Give this a watch / record.

Watch it again if you've seen it before.

A simple heads up for an hour and a half's film that is so enjoyable.

It's Footie and more. Great story.

That's it promo over - Marvellous - BBC 2 - July 1st - 9pm.
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Re: Marvellous - BBC 2 - July 1st - 9pm.

Post by Rowls » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:55 pm

I can't stand *anything* to do with Stoke City.

Except this. It's excellent and heartwarming.

Highly recommended.
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Re: Marvellous - BBC 2 - July 1st - 9pm.

Post by tiger76 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:10 pm

I've not seen this yet, but it's been highly recommended, so i'll make sure i catch it this time round.
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Re: Marvellous - BBC 2 - July 1st - 9pm.

Post by HunterST_BFC » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:17 pm

tiger76 wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:10 pm
I've not seen this yet, but it's been highly recommended, so i'll make sure i catch it this time round.
Tiger you will enjoy it.
Your family will enjoy it - all ages.

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Re: Marvellous - BBC 2 - July 1st - 9pm.

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:18 pm

If you’ve not seen it then do - it really is Marvellous.

And I even know one of the main characters in it, his friend Malcolm.
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Re: Marvellous - BBC 2 - July 1st - 9pm.

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:37 am

Just a reminder that it is tonight.

If you've seen it, as I have, then it is very much worth watching again. If you haven't, I'm absolutely sure you won't be disappointed with it.

NELLO - NELLO - NELLO
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Re: Marvellous - BBC 2 - July 1st - 9pm.

Post by HunterST_BFC » Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:25 pm

Bump for those interested.
Enjoy!

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Post by Bosscat » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:50 pm

Bump...

Starts in 10 minutes 😉

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Re: Marvellous - BBC 2 - July 1st - 9pm.

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:24 pm

I’m watching West Ham v Chelsea but it’s recording although I’ve seen it a few times before.

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Re: Marvellous - BBC 2 - July 1st - 9pm.

Post by nyclaret » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:35 pm

Loved it. Absolutely loved it.
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Re: Marvellous - BBC 2 - July 1st - 9pm.

Post by claptrappers_union » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:38 pm

Always thought Lou Macari could’ve played himself in this. His amateur acting would’ve been forgiven because Nellos story is enough to carry him

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Re: Marvellous - BBC 2 - July 1st - 9pm.

Post by Gordaleman » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:41 pm

On iplayer if you missed it as I did.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04jmx7l

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Re: Marvellous - BBC 2 - July 1st - 9pm.

Post by tiger76 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:41 pm

It was a slow burner the 1st 20 minutes, but once it got into it's stride it was hilarious, the banter was believable as well, and this shows the true grass roots that every football club needs.

All the cast were marvellous (pun intended) but a special mention for Toby Jones & Gemma Jones as the main stars.
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Re: Marvellous - BBC 2 - July 1st - 9pm.

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:45 pm

tiger76 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:41 pm
It was a slow burner the 1st 20 minutes, but once it got into it's stride it was hilarious, the banter was believable as well, and this shows the true grass roots that every football club needs.

All the cast were marvellous (pun intended) but a special mention for Toby Jones & Gemma Jones as the main stars.
When I first saw it I didn't believe it could be true but Vince Overson was at Stoke at the time. So I spoke to him and he confirmed it as well as giving me some stories that they just couldn't have gone in the film. Totally agree with the performances from Toby Jones and Gemma Jones too.

Without giving too much away - I love the line when he went to the job centre with his mum and when asked what job he would like he said manager of Stoke City. He then said it didn't have to be Stoke but he drew the line at Port Vale.

Simply Marvellous.
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Re: Marvellous - BBC 2 - July 1st - 9pm.

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:45 pm

Gordaleman wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:41 pm
On iplayer if you missed it as I did.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04jmx7l
If you've not seen it and you've missed it tonight, please watch it on the iplayer - I'm sure you won't regret it.

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Post by claretblue » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:46 pm

bump...I missed it! :(

:D

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Post by blsclaret » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:48 pm

Thanks for the heads up for this, thoroughly good film and enjoyed every bit.
Just shows what a difference a positive attitude can have on your day/life.
Great end too, with Nello asking for a lift home.
Thanks again.

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Re: Marvellous - BBC 2 - July 1st - 9pm.

Post by Gordaleman » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:48 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:45 pm
If you've not seen it and you've missed it tonight, please watch it on the iplayer - I'm sure you won't regret it.
That's why I looked for it on i player Tony.

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Re: Marvellous - BBC 2 - July 1st - 9pm.

Post by chorleyhere » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:56 pm

A real heart warming story when the day has been full of unsettling news and sadness (see Beddie's post today)
Life in all its forms and circumstances and we should never take things for granted - seize the day,
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Post by Burnleyareback2 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:56 pm

Was recommended to me today. If I had of watched without the recommendation, I would of only lasted 20minutes.
Will watch the rest tomorrow.

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Post by longsidetrumpet » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:18 pm

Had it recommended and as you’ve all said, what an utter joy. The screenwriter was Peter Bowker, who also does the scripts for the hugely enjoyable The A Word.
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Post by groove » Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:15 am

Watched this with the missus last night and we both really enjoyed it. Thanks for the heads up.

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Post by mdd2 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:16 am

Restored my belief in humanity and what gems Lou and Malcom were/are.

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Re: Marvellous - BBC 2 - July 1st - 9pm.

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:51 am

mdd2 wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:16 am
Restored my belief in humanity and what gems Lou and Malcom were/are.
Malcolm is a really good bloke - chairman of the Football Supporters Association

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Post by ClaretTony » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:59 am

And the real Neil Baldwin warming up and then on the pitch in Gordon Cowans's testimonial.

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Post by Gordaleman » Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:31 pm

Just finished watching it on i player and I've only one thing to say.

"MARVELLOUS"

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Re: Marvellous - BBC 2 - July 1st - 9pm.

Post by Vintage Claret » Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:56 pm

It's also available on Amazon Prime in HD for subscribers, just settling down to watch it now, not seen it before

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Post by cally611 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:11 pm

Since then he been awarded the freedom of Stoke and Newcastle under Lyme Stoke supporter of the year ad The British Empire Medal services to the community Is still alive 74 yrs. What bloke😇

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Post by Jel » Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:19 pm

Watched this last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. A very heart warming story.
Toby Jones is in my opinion a brilliant actor. I first saw him in Detectorists which I found funny.

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Post by thomaspaine » Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:28 pm

Wonderful. Seen it quite a few times and it never fails to gladden my heart.

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Post by Vintage Claret » Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:43 pm

Enjoyable feel good film all the better for it being based on a true story.

Hope Lou Macari was/is a nice a guy as portrayed in the film.

Loved Neils inspirational team talk "just go out there and score more goals than the other team" :D

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Post by The Enclosure » Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:03 pm

Just watched it....one of the best things I have seen on tv for years...Toby Jones was brilliant.Highly reccommend it.

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Post by Aclaret » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:31 pm

Thanks for the heads up on this.
Me & Mrs Aclaret just watched it. Brilliant.
Great actors portraying the characters. Well done to Lou Macari.

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Post by Ptangyangkipperbang » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:39 pm

Recorded it and just watched it with the Mrs.both loved it but someone should have warned it may fetch a tear to your eyes

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Post by Steve1956 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:10 pm

Heartwarming,funny,sad,inspiring,tragic...just spent the afternoon watching this lovely story,Stoke City really embraced Nello.

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Post by ClaretTony » Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:14 pm

I've learned that the player with the silk boxers was Martin Carruthers.

One story that didn't make the cut was when they stripped him naked and then chased him across the training ground kicking balls at him. The training pitch just happened to be right next to a busy road and it ended up gridlocked as cars stopped so they could see what was going on.

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Post by Cajun » Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:49 pm

Watched it with Mrs C for the first time last night - both really enjoyed it, and as a former Keele Uni student from back in the late 70s, I also enjoyed the Keele connections. Also watched a follow-up awards show where they had Baldwin and Macari on stage with the filmmaker. Mrs C thoroughly amused by the local Staffordshire expression of calling people "Duck".

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Post by Mayoclaret » Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:49 pm

A thoroughly enjoyable programme - cheers for the heads up HunterST !!

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Post by conyoviejo » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:16 pm

Superb viewing ..

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Post by COBBLE » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:05 pm

Thanks to you all for making me watch this. Just watched it now. Superb. Now I have to see Stoke City in a light I never thought I would.

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Post by ClaretTony » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:29 pm

What a fantastic thread this is. Every single reply is positive.

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Post by Rileybobs » Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:31 am

Thanks for the recommendation. Watched this tonight with the other half and enjoyed it. Wouldn’t usually be my cup of tea but a heartwarming story and a very good lead performance. Only slight downside (sorry for the negative) was that some of the football gear (kits, balls etc,) seemed to reflect the postwar era. rather than the early 90’s. A minor gripe though and enjoyable nonetheless.

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Post by tim_noone » Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:20 am

Jel wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:19 pm
Watched this last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. A very heart warming story.
Toby Jones is in my opinion a brilliant actor. I first saw him in Detectorists which I found funny.
Very Good actor.... he was in Tale of Tales... and played a City Banker in a tv Drama a while Back. Both worth watching. :D

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Post by Dazzler » Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:45 am

Thanks for the heads up on this HunterST.I much prefer to watch fact based dramas/films than made up fictional dross.
Been working all night since 6 and tonight too.
Looking forward to watching it Sunday night.

Nice one

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Post by mdd2 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:38 am

Cajun wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:49 pm
Watched it with Mrs C for the first time last night - both really enjoyed it, and as a former Keele Uni student from back in the late 70s, I also enjoyed the Keele connections. Also watched a follow-up awards show where they had Baldwin and Macari on stage with the filmmaker. Mrs C thoroughly amused by the local Staffordshire expression of calling people "".
Duck is also used in parts of Derbyshire, first heard its use in the 60's by the grandmother of a girl I used to date and the gmother was from Matlock which I suppose is not too far from Staffs. You don't have to travel far in the UK to hear different accents and by the same token I imagine expressions

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Post by huw.Y.WattfromWare » Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:13 pm

Well we are settling down for this after Wolves/Arsenal. Thanks fir the heads up on the slow start. We’ll press on through

Toby Jones is a superb actor. Son of Freddie Jones he has over 120 credits on IMDB.
My favourite is as Truman Capote in Infamous. Many of you may know him from Tinker, Tailor.... or Anthropoid.

Edit. We both enjoyed all of that. Grand way to spend an evening.

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Post by bfcjg » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:22 pm

Loved it, don't know if it's due to lockdown stress worry or what bit the choir scenes made me very emotional. What a heart warming film

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Post by Wile E Coyote » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:45 pm

very heartwarming programme, sadness and smiles combined. some wonderful acting.
I don't know how they make stuff like this, but whoever chose the cast did a great job.

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Post by Caballo » Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:30 pm

Just watched this again, it really is an exceptional piece of telly!

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Re: Marvellous - BBC 2 - July 1st - 9pm.

Post by Herts Clarets » Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:25 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:18 pm

And I even know one of the main characters in it, his friend Malcolm.
Is he a very good friend of yours? ;)

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