My Summer with Des

My Summer with Des is a 1998 TV movie comedy drama created by English writer Arthur Smith. Broadcast to coincide with the beginning of World Cup 1998, the story is set during the European football championships in 1996, where football fan Martin finds his life is going from bad to worse after losing his job and splitting up with his girlfriend. It starred Neil Morrissey and Des Lynam, with Rachel Weisz playing the role of his love interest who seems to have the ability to travel through time and know the outcome of the tournament's matches before they happen. At one point Neil Morrissey's character asks her to take him straight to the semi-final between England and Germany, which they then arrive at in the next scene.

My Summer With Des
Created byArthur Smith
Directed bySimon Curtis
StarringNeil Morrissey
Rachel Weisz
Des Lynam
Arabella Weir
John Gordon Sinclair
Music byJim Parker
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
ProducersJane Tranter, Janet Wray, Joy Spink
Running time80 mins.
Original networkBBC
Picture format576i (PAL)
Audio formatStereo
Original release25 May 1998 (1998-05-25)
Related showsMatch of the Day

The movie was released on VHS on 26 May 1998. A DVD was scheduled for a 4 August 2008 release, but this was postponed.


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