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One Day In May: The Story of the Bradford City Fire

One Day In May: The Story of the Bradford City Fire

On 11th May 1985, at an end of season Third Division football match between Bradford City and Lincoln City, a fire took hold which got so quickly out of control that it consumed the two hundred foot long main stand at Bradford City in less than four minutes. Fifty six people died and many more were injured.

Gabby Logan, who witnessed the tragedy first-hand, revisits the worst fire disaster in English football history. The film, aired on the 30th anniversary of the fire, is the first time a full length documentary has been made about the events of that day. Gabby relates the countless heroes – including her father, the former Bradford City Assistant Manager Terry Yorath – who risked their lives to save others that day. Gabby interviews some of the key figures about their memories, visiting key locations with them. The story of the fire, and its legacy, is told through eyewitness testimony and illustrated with archive, some of which has not been seen since 1985.

If you’ve been affected by any of the issues raised in One Day in May, here are the details of organisations that can provide help and support.

Please note, call charges vary between organisations. Click through to the relevant website for more information.


Samaritans provide support for anyone in distress, around the clock, through 201 branches across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

08457 90 90 90 24 hour helpline


Cruse provide advice and support to anyone who has been bereaved, no matter how recently or long ago a loved one died.

Helpline: 0844 477 9400 (lines open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5pm and until 8pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP provides information for therapists, clients of therapy, and the general public with over 33,500 members who are counsellors and/or psychotherapists. /

01455 883300 (Monday – Friday 8:45am-5pm)

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