This double bill brings together two of Smith’s football themed television dramas.
The Golden Vision
Dir Ken Loach/GB 1968/74 mins
Ken Jones, Bill Dean, Neville Smith
Another of Smith’s collaborations with Ken Loach and Tony Garnett, The Golden Vision mixes the adventures of a group of Everton obsessed fans with footage of the team in training.
Match of the Day
Dir Stephen Frears/GB 1974/30 mins
Gladys Ambrose, Bill Dean, Neville Smith
In Match of the Day, made for the BBC’s Second City Firsts strand, a football-mad young man must miss a match to attend his sister’s wedding. However, things look up when he meets a young woman there.