Date: 1961 Belfast Northern Ireland Stop.
To: Matt Busby Manager Manchester United Football Club Stop.
From: Bob Bishop Chief Scout Stop.
Message: "I Have Found a Genius" Stop.
George Best is arguably the greatest player ever to set foot on a football pitch. Blessed by genius, he had the confidence and arrogance to try absolutely anything matched to a charismatic character that reached a far greater audience than those on the terraces at Old Trafford.
The first of the new footballing superstars, Best marked the transition of players from simply dedicated professionals to pop culture icons. Unable to cope with the temptations of his celebrity lifestyle, indulged himself to excess in alcohol, late nights and women and as a consequence walked out on top flight football aged just 26.
In this programme, Best takes you back to his home town of Belfast and introduces you to his family and friends. Catch a glimpse of Best playing on his local park where he was spotted by a Manchester United talent scout before journeying to Old Trafford for an in-depth profile of his career at the 'Theatre Of Dreams'.