Richard Britton - The People’s Champion: New DVD tribute to Irish roads star

Richard Britton in action at the 2003 Isle of Man TT at Handley's Bends.
Richard Britton in action at the 2003 Isle of Man TT at Handley's Bends.

Irish road racing great Richard Britton will feature in a new documentary film scheduled for release on DVD in January.

The hugely popular Enniskillen man was tragically killed at the inaugural Ballybunion meeting in Co Kerry ten years ago on Sunday, September 18.

The film, entitled ‘Richard Britton - The People’s Champion,’ has been produced by Colin and Alwyn James of Waldovision Ltd, the team behind ‘Joey Dunlop Remembered’ and ‘How The North West Was Won’.

Running for 75 minutes, the documentary includes interviews with Richard’s family and friends, plus fellow racers including Steve Plater, Jamie Whitham, Ryan Farquhar, Brian Reid and Phillip McCallen.

Archive footage of many of his successes has been kindly provided by Greenlight Television.

BBC NI’s Stephen Watson narrates the story of Britton’s life and the premiere of the film will take place in the Enniskillen Hotel (formerly Fort Lodge) at 8pm on January 23.