From the Ashes

From the Ashes

Director: James Erskine

Year: 2011

Plot: From The Ashes is an uplifting and remarkable tale of a summer that changed English sport forever. In July 1981, rioting and discontent ruled the streets of England. On the playing fields, England was 1-0 down after two tests against old enemy, Australia, and iconic all-rounder Ian Botham, had resigned as English captain, hours before being pushed. Watching on was opposing Captain, Kim Hughes, the Golden Boy of Australian sport. Brilliant and eloquent, he seemed to be a master of the universe. With English cricket on the brink, bookmakers offered odds of 500-1 against an English win in the 3rd test. Yet, Botham would not lie down and rediscovered his cavalier flair in a series of remarkable, match-winning performances that defined him and saw The Ashes returned home. Packed with match action and interviews with the chief protagonists - including Botham, Gower, Willis, Marsh, Hughes and more - From The Ashes is set over one tempestuous month and tells the story of one of the most remarkable sporting turnarounds in history from the perspective of two men who would be king.—Anonymous
Original Title: From the Ashes
Director: James Erskine
Writer: James Erskine
Producer: Amanda Jenks , David Kraftman , Victoria Gregory , Maggie Monteith , Spencer Pollard , Sheryl Crown , James Erskine , Nadine Marsh-Edwards
Type: movie
Year: 2011
Genres: Documentary, Sport
Cast: Dickie Bird , Bob Willis , Christopher Martin-Jenkins , Kim Hughes , Rodney Hogg , Geoff Lawson , Gideon Haigh , Peter Willey , Mike Selvey , Vic Marks , Graham Dilley , Rodney Marsh , Tom Hardy , Ian Botham , Mike Brearley , David Gower
Runtimes: 92
Countries: United Kingdom
Languages: English
Color Info: Color
Original Air Date: 10 May 2011 (UK)
Rating: 7.3
Votes: 146
Year: 2011
Production Companies: New Black Films , Greenacre Film , The Documentary Company
Distributors: Kaleidoscope , Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment , Madman Entertainment
Cinematographer: Richard Malins , Lol Crawley , Joel Devlin
Producer: Amanda Jenks , David Kraftman , Victoria Gregory , Maggie Monteith , Spencer Pollard , Sheryl Crown , James Erskine , Nadine Marsh-Edwards
Production Manager: Dominique Devoucoux , Andrew Riach
Certificates: Ireland:PG , United Kingdom:12A
Composer: Chaz Jankel
Editor: Robin Peters , Steve Parkinson , Robin Peters
Editorial Department: Vanessa Taylor , Tom Balkwill , Gareth Bishop , Ian Davies
Sound Crew: Vanesa Lorena Tate , Anna Bertmark , Mark Paterson , Juan Manuel Delfin , Steve Miller
Visual Effects: Vanessa Taylor
Music Department: Vicki Williams
Thanks: Ray Bright , Kate George , Bob Taylor , Chris Old , Alastair McLellan , Graham Yallop , Rob Steen , Mike Gatting , David Westhead
Other Companies: Compact Media Group , Tate Post
Camera and Electrical Department: Andy Lowe , Christopher Stephens , Derrick Peters
Videos: Video 1
Script Department: Barney Ronay