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18th Mar 2021

The acclaimed Finding Jack Charlton documentary will air on TV this month

James Fenton

Finding Jack Charlton will air on TV later this month and viewers will have two opportunities to watch it.

Released to acclaim last year, Finding Jack Charlton documents the highs and lows of the former Ireland manager’s career and deals with his life with dementia during his later years. The movie was released on DVD, Amazon and other outlets but this month, for the first time, people will be able to watch it on regular TV.

Both Virgin Media and BBC 2 will be airing the film towards the end of the month, with Virgin showing in on Sunday, March 28 at 9pm. This will be followed with a screening on BBC 2 on Monday, March 29, also at 9pm.

With his World Cup exploits as a player with England and a manager with Ireland, Jack was a man who was loved on both sides of the Irish Sea so fans are sure to flock to their TV screens on both nights. Born in Northumberland in the North East of England, Charlton’s passing at the age of 85 in July of last year drew tributes from all over these shores and around the world.

Not only does finding Jack Charlton reflect on his stellar life and career, it also serves as an important educational tool for those who want to learn more about dementia. The film features interviews with key figures across sport, politics and other aspects of Irish life and it’s definitely not to be missed.

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