Stewart Sugg (2017)

12 Certificate


Our Score
One of the most glittering careers in British football can be delineated by three stadium tragedies. The young Kenny Dalglish was on the terraces at Ibrox when 66 were killed at the end of an Old Firm game in 1971. Then, having played with distinction for Celtic and Liverpool, he had to endure the carnage at Heysel in 1985 and Hillsborough in 1989, when 39 and 96 fans respectively lost their lives. As his daughter (and BBC presenter) Kelly Cates suggests in Stewart Sugg's documentary, her father never came to terms with the events in Sheffield and their deplorable aftermath, and the sight of Dalglish battling his emotions while surveying the ground from a nearby hillside leaves as deep an impression as any of the glorious archive clips showing King Kenny in action. Segments with family members and ex-teammates prove equally revealing. But Sugg is right to assert that in the case of this Anfield legend, it's impossible just to let the football do the talking.


Documentary about the life of legendary former Liverpool player and manager Kenny Dalglish. The film is an intimate and revealing portrait of the Scotsman, who is known at Anfield as `King Kenny' due to his many achievements with the club. Featuring contributions by Dalglish himself, his wife Marina, Alex Ferguson, John Barnes, Alan Hansen and Kenny's children Paul and Kelly.

Cast & Crew

Contributor Kenny Dalglish
Contributor Marina Dalglish
Contributor Alex Ferguson
Contributor John Barnes
Contributor Alan Hansen
Contributor Paul Dalglish
Contributor Kelly Cates
Director Stewart Sugg
Producer David Tryhorn
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Shear EntertainmentGuidance: Swearing. Available on: DVDReleased on: 17 Nov 2017