From The Ashes


James Erskine captures the thrills of England's 1981 Ashes victory

From The Ashes review

One Night In Turin director James Erskine’s latest sporting doc revisits one of English cricket’s greatest successes, the summer 1981 Ashes series against Australia. 

Set against the backdrop of inner-city riots and the royal wedding, it relates how England’s star player, Somerset all-rounder Ian Botham, resigned the captaincy after the first two tests but then produced glorious match-winning performances. 

Wider themes of leadership and social class are explored, but it’s fundamentally aimed at cricket fans, who’ll doubtless relish rewatching Beefy’s heroic feats with bat and ball.

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    • chllybons

      May 14th 2011, 19:25

      Does anyone know if From the Ashes will be available in Brighton?

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