George Best: All By Himself
Film / 9.00pm / BBC2
a fine documentary about one of the world’s greatest footballers, this is an honest account of the rise and fall of the boy from Belfast. His skill and good looks earned him fame in a way that was unprecedented, but the weight of his stardom was to also be his downfall, as he relieved the pressure by hitting the bottle. This film doesn’t shy away from the more tawdry aspects of Best’s life, but it is no hatchet job.