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The story of Rocky and Wrighty

Rocky and Wrighty

Club partner BT Sport will premiere the next instalment in its acclaimed BT Sport Films series, Rocky & Wrighty: From Brockley to the Big Time, on April 1 on BT Sport 1 at 9pm, with an in-depth look at the extraordinarily separate but intertwined stories of club legends Ian Wright and David ‘Rocky’ Rocastle.

Premiering the day after the 16-year anniversary of Rocastle’s death in 2001, the film features in-depth interviews with names familiar with the Arsenal family including George Graham, David Dein, Pat Rice, Perry Groves, Michael Thomas, Tony Adams and Paul Davis, plus Rocky’s wife Janet and children Melissa, Ryan and Monique.

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Rocastle's chip at Manchester United

The film examines two of our most revered players, exploring both players’ different journeys from South London’s Honor Oak estate to the top flight of Highbury.Simon Green, head of BT Sport said: “Rocky & Wrighty: From Brockley to the Big Time is the utterly unique story of how one young prodigy inspired a late bloomer to new heights and the ensuing tragic end to the tale. Our film charts a young David Rocastle’s rapid rise to stardom and its impact on helping Ian Wright to attain legendary status at Arsenal."Charting the players’ enduring friendship from childhood, the film follows their entry into professional football and their journey from league trophies and Young Player of the Year accolades to eventual heartbreak with Rocky's illness and tragic passing in 2001.

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