BBC to broadcast Finding Jack Charlton on Monday night
The BBC is broadcasting Finding Jack Charlton at prime-time tonight and the feature-length documentary is a must-watch for all Leeds United fans.
Charlton was a one-club man, who played for Leeds for over 20 years before moving into management.
He sadly died last summer after being diagnosed with lymphoma and struggling with dementia.
The film highlights his incredible playing career, one that hit the absolute top of the game in the 1966 World Cup with England.
Charlton then moved into management with Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday and Newcastle, before heading back onto the international stage with the Republic of Ireland.
That might have been a controversial move but he made himself a legend with the Irish people, too.
The film is directed by Gabriel Clarke (Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager; Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans) and Pete Thomas (Adam Hills: Take His Legs), and is a very moving portrait of the Leeds great.
We watched it when it was first released and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
It also comes highly recommended by the chief sports writer of the Times, Henry Winter, who said, “Inspiring and very poignant… some unbelievable footage.”
You can watch the official trailer in his tweet below.
Inspiring and very poignant….some unbelievable footage https://t.co/mvy5sxOelM
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) October 13, 2020
The documentary airs at 9pm on BBC 2 tonight and will then be available on iPlayer if you miss it.
We think it’s a must-watch, not just for Leeds fans but any football fans in the UK, and the world over.
It charts a different time but Charlton was an incredible footballer and an incredible man.
It was tragic that he passed away before Leeds were promoted back into the Premier League but this film does his life justice.
We’ll be watching again.
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