From Jimmy Greaves to Ayrton Senna, via cricket history and doping scandals, a dozen films to watch during shutdown

It is hard to tell the story of a life in 90 minutes, and there are times in this documentary when important events – the death of a child, significant sickness – are skipped past in a matter of instants. Really the years 1965-70, covering hepatitis, World Cup glory and heartache, redemption at Wembley the following year, the collapse of his relationship with Bill Nicholson and the end of his time at Spurs, could easily fill a film. Still, this is a well-researched and compiled portrait of one of England’s greatest and most flawed footballers, with an extensive and impressive roster of interviewees and some excellent archive footage (including the ultimate 1960s quagmire pitch as Spurs hosted OFK Belgrade in May – May – 1963). SB

Available on BT Sport, online and via the app to subscribers

Available on Netflix

Available on Sky Movies and Now TV

Available on All4 and Curzon Home Cinema

Available on Amazon Prime

Available on ESPN Player

Available on Amazon Prime

Available on Netflix

Watch Bodyline on YouTube

Watch Hillsborough via ESPN Player (outside UK) or on YouTube

Watch An Impossible Job on YouTube

Available on Amazon Prime

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Sun, 12 Apr 2020 09:00:38 GMT