The Three Kings (2020)

  • Documentary, Sport
  • 1h 44m

The incredible story of how three men born in the central lowlands of Scotland within 30 miles of each other, grew up to become lifelong friends and three of the most influential men in football history.

Matt Busby, Bill Shankly and Jock Stein lead their clubs – Manchester United, Liverpool and Celtic – from the doldrums to achieve unimaginable success, captivating millions of fans and becoming three of the most famous sporting institutions on the planet.

With stunning archive footage from their greatest victories and behind the scenes access, this story is about more than three men. It is about The Three Kings - the makers of modern football.

From the director of I Believe in Miracles and the Oscar winning producer of Senna, Amy, and Diego Maradona. Rent or buy from Showcase at home and see the exclusive Q&A with Jonny Owen and James Gay-Rees


Jonny Owen


James Gay-Rees


Paul Martin



Available Captions

English captions


Scotland, England


National Amusements, Box to Box, Lorton Entertainment

Bonus Content

Director and Producer Q&A

A Q&A with Director Jonny Owen and Producer James Gay-Rees, hosted by Sports Journalist, Henry Winter