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...

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

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.

BBC Drama – Surviving Disaster

January 2006: A NEW film about the Munich air disaster has dramatically reconstructed the crash and its aftermath

Each February we meet up at Old Trafford to remember those who died Learn more