BBC ALBA Sunday 24th January at 09.00 pm
Roll back to 1952 and the world was a very different place………
Churchill was in power, Sooty made his debut on TV, and it was the last time Hibs won the Scottish League.
The Hibees are currently joint second in the Scottish Championship, but back then Hibs were feared by everyone, thanks to the wonderful attacking talents of the “Famous Five”. The film will feature a mix of archival footage and new dramatised footage starring the youngsters from the Hibernian Development squad, as the Famous Five. What an honour for the young lads.
It also features interviews with celebrity fans, including Trainspotting writer Irvine Welsh, from his home in Chicago.
Award winning Independent production company Purple TV say……
”Smith, Johnstone, Reilly, Turnbull and Ormond. A forward line who earned the timeless mantle ‘The Famous Five’ and entertained football fans not just at the club where they plied their glorious trade, Hibernian FC, but throughout Scotland and indeed the world, their magnificence even revered in Brazil in the 1950s!
Their journey from humble working class backgrounds to becoming the most talked about footballers of a generation and beyond is compelling, and we’re delighted to say this incredible story is the topic of our latest factual entertainment documentary film! This isn’t just a story about football, this is a story about the people behind the football and thus it is a narrative of historical and social significance.”
My auld man called me Gordon after his hero Mr Smith so will be thinking of my Dad while I watch. A must for all Hibs fans.