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Tina & Bobby: The real golden couple – in pictures

Drama about England's 1966 World Cup captain and his wife kicks off on ITV

A new three-part drama about the life of England's 1966 World Cup captain Bobby Moore and his wife Tina offers fans an intimate look at football's first golden couple.

ITV's Tina & Bobby follows them through from their humble beginnings to the dizzying heights of international fame.

Former Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan plays the stylish but unpretentious Tina, considered by some to be the very first WAG, while taking on the daunting task of filling Bobby's football boots is Scottish actor Lorne MacFadyen, best known for his role as Phil Wilkinson in ITV's detective drama Grantchester.

Based on Tina's 2006 memoir, Bobby Moore: By The Person Who Knew Him Best, the mini-series explores the couple's struggle to balance family life with Bobby's super-stardom following England's 1966 World Cup win.

The "sweet-natured" biopic proves how life was very different for women 50 years ago, says the Daily Telegraph. Tina was expected to play "wifelet" to Bobby, while the footballer couldn't work out why the forthright ex-grammar schoolgirl wanted more.

"It doesn't sound like a recipe for nail-biting drama, but Tina & Bobby whizzed enjoyably through the first few years of the Moores' marriage in a blaze of giddy fashions and groovy hits," says the paper.

Giving the series an "extra shot of poignancy" is our knowledge that things end badly, it adds. Bobby had an affair, causing the marriage to collapse, and died of cancer at the age of 51.

Their son Dean, a recovering alcoholic, died 18 years later from a life-threatening complication of diabetes.

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