Red Star Newport

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By Paul Jenkins

A satirical drama about greed and the beautiful game.

Footballer Damon Bowen always dreamed of winning the Champions League, but facing the prospect of ending his career at lowly Newport City, things haven't turned out quite how he hoped. Newport are on the verge of financial ruin and any prospect of promotion into the Premiership seems implausible. But Damon's Manager, Harry Hughes, has a plan to change all that.

As football becomes increasingly dominated by record transfer fees and oligarch owners, Red Star Newport imagines what it would mean to set up the first co-operative football club. Initially fuelled by solidarity and a new sense of team spirit, Newport go from strength to strength. But before long the dream sours as it's decided that some players are more equal than others.

Directed by James Robinson

A BBC Cymru Wales Production.