Marcus Rashford: Feeding Britain's Children

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Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford

An exclusive access-all-areas documentary following Marcus Rashford’s journey this year to raise national awareness of the effects of child food poverty in the UK.

The 23 year-old England and Manchester United striker speaks openly about his personal connection with hunger, his experiences of going without food as a child and the sacrifices his family had to make. We hear from those closest to him, including his mum Mel, his brothers Dwaine and Dane and his close friends. He also meets some of the families directly affected by the issue.

BBC cameras have followed him over recent months to give audiences a closer look into what motivates him, as he worked hard to encourage the government to announce their recent £400m winter grant scheme to support around 1.4 million children in England. This was all on top of his day job as an international footballer.

This is the story of how a young footballer won huge public and governmental support in this pandemic year, to fight a cause so important to him.

Publicity contact: Garry Miller

Channel
DateMonday, 21 December 2020
Time7:00 PM -
8:00 PM
UpdatesConfirmed for BBC One on 21 December at 7pm to 8pm
Week51