United (TV series)

For the 1960s UK TV series, see United!.

[1]United was a 1990 television documentary series first screened in the United Kingdom on BBC Two in 1990. The series followed the fortunes of English football team Sheffield United during the 1989–90 football season.

Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Running time30 minutes
Original networkBBC Two
Original release6 April (1990-04-06) –
11 May 1990 (1990-05-11)

Themes and formatEdit

Consisting of six half-hour episodes,[2] the series followed Sheffield United as they chased promotion from Division Two,[1] with the final episode focusing on the final games of the season as they achieved this ambition. Each of the episodes concerned one element of United the cameras were given full behind-the-scenes access to the club's inner workings.[1]

Each episode focused on a specific element of the club:

  • The Players
  • The Wives
  • The Board
  • The Fans
  • The Apprentices
  • The Managers


Debuting on 6 April 1990, the series was first shown on BBC Two with each episode airing at 9pm on successive Fridays.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Bassett Blades Corporation". Shoot Magazine. IPC. 7 April 1990.
  2. ^ "Documentarie's, Film's, Biographie's etc..." For My Eyes Only. Retrieved 29 March 2014.

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