Video of the Week: Kes

This is something that’s become so overfamiliar from just being shown short clips of it in retrospectives, that to see it in full again is to appreciate its majesty all the more.

I do miss the additional detail from the book of Tibbutt trying to be Liverpool, only to be told that he can’t because their red clashes with that of United (hence the line that did stay in, of “We’ll be Spurs, sir, then there’s no clash of colours”). Aside from that, though, it’s one of those things that’s elevated above its source material, thanks to the late Brian Glover’s supreme, swaggering arseholeness.


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