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STV2 airs week of special programmes to celebrate Scotland's greatest football year

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STV2’s Peter and Roughie will celebrate Scotland’s greatest football year with a week of special programmes starting Monday 22nd May, including the first transmission in 50 years of a unique Celtic ’67 documentary.
 
50 years on from Celtic’s historic win, at 1930 each weeknight Peter Martin and Alan Rough will analyse this great time for Scottish football with a fantastic line-up of stories from the greatest year in Scotland’s football history.
 
‘67 Scotland’s Greatest Football Year Specials on STV2 will include:
 
Monday 22nd May - The Wembley Wizards:
Peter and Roughie look back on Scotland's historic 3-2 win over England at Wembley in 1967. The match was the first time the English had been beaten since winning the World Cup in 1966 leading to the Tartan Army crowning the Scots 'Unoffical World Champions'. The programme will feature archive images and studio guest will be Jim McCalliog, who scored Scotland's third goal in the 87th minute of the match to seal a famous win.
 
Tuesday 23rd May – Rangers’ run to the 1967 Cup Winners Cup Final:
Tuesday’s Peter and Roughie will be devoted to Rangers’ run to the 1967 Cup Winners’ Cup final. The Ibrox side lost the final against Bayern Munich 1-0 after extra time, after having a goal chopped off during the 90 minutes. On their way to the final Rangers beat Real Zaragoza and defending champions Borussia Dortmund. Guest will be Scottish Football Historian Richard McBrearty from the SFA.
 
Wednesday 24th May - Kilmarnock and Dundee United:
On Wednesday, the show will be dedicated to the achievements of the Dundee United and Kilmarnock sides of ’67. Dundee United were the only team to beat Celtic during the season, managing to beat the Parkhead side twice. They also beat Barcelona home and away in the second round of the Inter Cities Fair Cup, two results which mean the club remain the only Scottish team to have been unbeaten by the Catalan giants.
 
Kilmarnock also enjoyed a successful run in Europe, reaching the final of the Inter Cities Fair Cup. With studio guests and archive images.
 
Thursday 25th May - The Lisbon Lions:
In this Lisbon special Peter and Roughie are joined by Lisbon Lions Bertie Auld and Jim Craig. The two Celtic greats will talk about their own memories on the club's run to the historic final as well as some archive footage and images.
 
Also on Thursday 25th May, STV2 will broadcast documentary Celtic ’67, its first transmission in 50 years. In 1966, STV producer Jimmy Gordon decided to follow Celtic Football Club with cameras for a year, not knowing they would end the season in 1967 as European Champions. The result was an extraordinary sporting documentary and historical record that has remained in the archives ever since. Now, for the first time in 50 years, the documentary will be broadcast to mark the 50th anniversary of the club’s greatest victory. Celtic ’67 will air on Thursday 25th May at 8pm on STV2.
 
Friday 26th May – Queen's Park and Third Lanark:
Friday’s show will look at the contrasting fortunes of Queen's Park and Third Lanark, which were both based a stone's throw from each other in Glasgow's Southside. Queen's Park celebrated 100 years while Third Lanark folded at the end of the season.
Guest in the studio will be Archie MacPherson who has written a book about the demise of Third Lanark and played for a Queen’s Park Hampden 11.
 
Elizabeth Partyka, director of channels at STV2, said: “This is a great opportunity to celebrate Scotland’s football success from 1967 and a fantastic time to show the Celtic ’67 documentary, for the first time in 50 years.”
 
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For further information, please contact the STV press office:-  
 
Eleanor Marshall
0141 300 3670 / 07803 970 143
eleanor.marshall@stv.tv
 
Anna Hendry
0141 300 3830
anna.hendry@stv.tv
 
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