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Mon, 29 Mar 2021 10:00:00 +0100

The documentary is a moving portrait of the extraordinary former Boro manager and England World Cup winning legend who also became an Irish hero


The documentary is a moving portrait of the extraordinary former Boro manager and England World Cup winning legend who also became an Irish hero

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To Boro fans, he will be remembered as a club legend.

Big Jack Charlton grabbed hold of Middlesbrough Football Club and took it to the heady heights after being appointed manager in 1973 – his first managerial job after retiring as a player.

Now a documentary film has been made about the footballing legend and England World Cup winning hero which will shown on television tonight, Monday March 29.

Finding Jack Charlton has been described as 'compelling and emotional' and the 'definitive portrait' of a football life like no other, telling the story of extraordinary man who became an English legend and and Irish hero.

The feature length documentary will chart Jack’s special association with Ireland , examine his frustration with England and the FA and his complicated relationship with his brother Sir Bobby Charlton.

Heartbreakingly, it will also document Jack's final battle with dementia with contributions from his family, his wife Pat and son John before his death aged 85, last July.

"Finding Jack Charlton is the compelling, emotional and definitive portrait of a football life like no other.

It is the story of an extraordinary man, an English, World Cup-winning legend who became an Irish hero," says the programme information.

"Jack Charlton won the World Cup in 1966 playing alongside his brother, Bobby, in England’s greatest ever side.

A proud Englishman, Jack applied for only one job in his subsequent career as a football manager: the England job.

Jack never received a reply from the FA.

Instead, he accepted an invitation to manage the Republic of Ireland, and took on a side that had never qualified for a major tournament to the dizzying heights of a World Cup quarter-final."

"Offering an intimate, compelling insight into Jack the man, Finding Jack Charlton includes 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," it adds.

Fans will know Big Jack was born in Ashington, Northumberland.

He won the World Cup in 1966 playing alongside his brother, Bobby, in England’s greatest ever side.

He took the managerial helm at Middlesbrough after retiring as a player in 1973 and his many achievements on Teesside are the stuff of club legend – he won promotion to the top flight Division One at the first time of asking, introduced the famous white band across the chest of the player's shirts, won the club's first trophy in the shape of the Anglo Scottish Cup and ended the top flight season within a whisker of qualifying for a place in Europe.

Full crowds at Ayresome Park cheered on the likes of Willie Maddren, Graeme Souness, John Hickton and Jim Platt to name just a few.

After Boro, he went on to manage other English clubs before notably accepting an invitation to manage the Republic of Ireland becoming an Irish hero in the process.

*Finding Jack Charlton, BBC2, Monday March 29, 9pm.


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Mon, 29 Mar 2021 10:00:00 +0100

Finding Jack Charlton provides an intimate profile of football legend Jack, but did he win the World Cup and did he fall out with is brother?

Finding Jack Charlton is on BBC Two tonight and promises to provide an insight into the late football legend’s life.

Jack played for clubs like Leeds United and then England in an illustrious career.

But his loveable but straightforward personality really came out when he became a manager.

Who was Jack Charlton, and did he really fall out with his famous brother?

The film looks back at his life and some of his greatest achievements.

Sports journalist Gabriel Clarke presents a film that promises to uncover his special relationship with Ireland, as well as the complicated relationship with his brother Bobby.

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Viewers will also get to hear from his widow, Pat, as well as Irish players, musicians, writers and politicians.

In addition, the film examines some of his greatest football achievements with the like of Leeds and England, where he became a national legend.

Jack Charlton was born in Ashington in Northumberland in 1935.

He came from a family of footballers, with superstar of the 1930s and 40s, Jackie Milburn, his cousin.

Younger brother Bobby was signed as schoolboy by Manchester United.

However, although Leeds were interested in him Jack initially decided to follow his dad and work as a coal miner.

After finding out how difficult the job was, Jack then decided to leave and pursue a career in football.

Making his debut in 1953 at age 17, Jack went on to play in defence for Leeds United for almost two decades.

He won the First Division championship with the team in the 1968-69 season, as well as the Second Division championship in 1963-64.

Other honours included an FA Cup win in 1971-72, a League Cup win in 1967-68 and a Charity Shield victory in 1969.

He was also named the Football Writer’s Association Player Of The Year in 1967.

Although his success at club level was something to behold, his achievements with the English national team was the stuff of dreams.

Jack Charlton joined his brother Bobby in the English national team from the mid-1960s onwards.

With England hosting the World Cup in 1966, the pressure was on for the home team to win the tournament for the first time.

Alongside the likes of Gordon Banks, Bobby Moore, Roger Hunt, Martin Peters and Geoff Hurst, England beat Portugal in the semi-final.

They faced West Germany in the final and after a tense, extra-time battle, they won 4-2.

The Charlton brothers entered footballing lore and England had their first World Cup win.

After he hung up his boots in 1973, Jack turned his hand to management.

After stints with Middlesborough, Sheffield Wednesday and his hometown club Newcastle United, he was approached by the Irish Football Association to become manager of Ireland.

An initially unpopular decision, Jack soon took the team to new heights.

They qualified for the 1988 European Championship and famously beat England – the team he had won the World Cup with – in the group stages.

More success followed, most notably at the 1990 World Cup in Italy.

A devoutly Catholic nation, Ireland was fully invested in the Italia 90 experience.

After a stirring run, Ireland eventually lost out to the hosts 1-0 in the quarterfinals.

The team and Jack even went to meet the Pope in Rome during the tournament, and now Jack was a folk hero in Ireland.

After his management career ended, he and brother Bobby fell out.

Their beloved mother, Cissie, died in 1996 and Jack accused Bobby of not visiting her before her death.

He also claimed that there was a clash between Bobby’s wife Norma and Cissie, which caused the rift between the pair.

Jack called Norma “standoffish and difficult”.

However, the death of their former England teammate Ray Wilson in 2018 brought them back together again.

Jack Charlton, nicknamed ‘Wor Jack’, revealed he had been diagnosed with dementia in early 2020.

Journalist Gabriel Clarke said: “There are moments in the film where he can’t remember things.

“That was very difficult to see, but that’s the condition, and that’s the aspect that people need to see because that’s what’s hardest for the carer, the person living with him.”

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Jack died in July of the same year from lymphoma and dementia complications, aged 85.

One of the most charismatic characters in the football world for over half a century received a a stirring send-off in his home town of Ashington.

Finding Jack Charlton is on BBC Two tonight (March 29) at 9pm 

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– March 29, 2021
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