Finding Jack Charlton is to air on BBC celebrating the life of an English World Cup winner who became an Irish hero.

The film is set to be aired on the BBC this month - here's everything you need to know. 

When can I watch Finding Jack Charlton?

Finding Jack Charlton will air on BBC Two on March 29 2021 at 9pm. 

What is Finding Jack Charlton about?

The film tells the story of the life of Jack Charlton who won the World Cup with England in 1966 who then went on to apply for the England manager's job. After never getting a reply from the FA - he went to manage the Republic of Ireland and took a side that had never qualified for a major tournament to the dizzying heights of a World Cup quarter-final.

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It looks at Jack’s association with Ireland, his frustration with England and the FA, his complex relationship with his brother Bobby and his final battle with dementia.

Who features in the film?

The film features interviews and insight from a host of people close to the legendary footballer and manager. It included contributions from Jack’s family, his wife Pat and son John, alongside celebrated Irish players, musicians, writers and politicians, including Larry Mullen Jr, Roddy Doyle, Brendan O’Carroll, Paul McGrath, Niall Quinn, Mick McCarthy, David O’Leary and Andy Townsend.

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Patrick Holland, controller at BBC Two, says: “Jack Charlton was a giant of a man, a footballer of legendary achievements and a manager who helped transform a nation. This is a very special film, giving intimate access to Jack and his family in his last year, exploring the journey and impact of his extraordinary life.”

Jack Charlton died at the age of 85 on July 10, 2021.