BBC Scotland has commissioned a one-hour documentary to mark the 50th anniversary of Celtic becoming the first British club to win the European Cup.
The documentary will be called ‘Glasgow ’67: The Lisbon Lions’ and some of the Lions, including Bertie Auld, Jim Craig, Bobby Lennox, Willie Wallace and John Clarke, back to the Glasgow streets where they lived in 1967.
Remarkably, all except one player lived within a 10-mile radius of Celtic Park, with Bobby Lennox, of course living down in Saltcoats.
BBC Scotland’s Ewan Angus said: “Celtic’s victory in the European Cup in 1967 was a milestone – the first time a British club side had lifted the prestigious trophy. This compelling documentary is a fitting way to mark the anniversary, telling the inside story of a remarkable team and a memorable sporting occasion.”
Alex Gale and Hazel Irvine from IMG are producing ‘Glasgow ’67: The Lisbon Lions’. Alex said: “This is an amazing story with a very special group of players – all bar one, living so close to the ground where they played – and telling the tale of how they won the highest honour in European club football. It will never happen again. The programme reveals some great stories from the team, and viewers will get a flavour of how different the game and life was in Glasgow in the mid-sixties.”
‘Glasgow ’67: The Lisbon Lions’ is being produced out of IMG’s Glasgow office and is likely to be shown on the BBC in May.
Hopefully it will be shown across the UK and not just on BBC Scotland.
*Get your copy of CQN’s 1966-67 book – That Season in Paradise Ten Months of Celtic Heaven HERE and you will receive a copy signed by Lisbon Lion Willie Wallace (while stocks last).