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    Tuesday Documentary: Season 1969

    1969x06 The Game That Got Away

    • 1969-02-17T23:00:00Z on BBC Two
    • 55m
    • United Kingdom
    • Documentary
    A film about a sport that shows up a divided country A portrait of Rugby League, how it fell foul of the Rugby Union and broke away ... How northern working men got their hands on a Public School game and turned it inside out ... How one sport did not bring people closer together. Rugby Union and Rugby League have a common parent. But no brotherly love is lost between them. Rugby Union is amateur, middle class, and gentlemanly; Rugby League is professional, working class, not gentle, but very manly. Narrated and produced by ROGER MILLS