Those Glory Glory Days

Those Glory Glory Days

Those Glory Glory Days is a 1983 British made-for-television film about football directed by Philip Saville and starring Zoë Nathenson, Sara Sugarman and Cathy Murphy. The screenplay was written by the sports journalist Julie Welch. The film is inspired by Welch's childhood love of football, and helped to establish her as a screenwriter. The film was part of David Puttnam's 'First Love' series broadcast on Channel 4. It was released on 17 November 1983.


The film is about a group of girls growing up in 1960–61 London, who develop an interest in football and support for Tottenham Hotspur, which became the first English team in the 20th century to achieve the "double", i.e. winning both the English league and the FA Cup in the same season. Twenty years later, one of the girls is trying to make a career as a football journalist and is offered a lift home by her childhood hero Danny Blanchflower. The majority of the film is set during the 1960–1961 season and tells of the girls' obsession with Spurs.