Memorial Video

Chris Nightingale, a student at Central Lancashire University, created this short video documentary about the Munich Air Crash as part of his course. He asked me to be interviewed buy due to lack of time I was unable to fulfil his request. Please watch his excellent...

Busby Babes Players Honoured in Blue Plaque Scheme

May 27th 2011 In July last year I was contacted by Chris Hirst, a teacher at Stretford High School. His students were undertaking a project (which he was leading) and he wanted to know where some of the Busby Babes lived. I put him in touch with my friend Tom Clare...

Dennis Viollet has Died

7 March 1999 Dennis Viollet, one of the survivors of the Munich air crash has died at the age of 65.  Dennis, who lived in Florida, had been ill with a brain tumour. His family were at his bedside when he died. Always a favourite of the fans, he still hold the...

Eagle or Phoenix?

There has been a heated debate recently regarding the badge worn by the United team in the 1958 FA Cup Final. Tradition has it that the bird is a phoenix, representing the club rising from the ashes following the air crash. However, another theory has been put forward...

TV and Radio Clips

This page contains a collection of radio and TV interviews. All can be downloaded as zip files. Pete Martin on BBC Radio Manchester – Red Wednesday Feb 2010 Mike Thomas (munich58 founder) on SmoothFM – 2006 – 1 Mike Thomas (munich58 founder) on...

United – a BBC Film

United is based on the true story of Manchester United’s legendary “Busby Babes”, the 1958 Munich Air Crash and the extraordinary spirit of a city that rebuilt the team in the wake of the disaster. David Tennant will star as coach Jimmy Murphy,...