Finding Jack Charlton documentary to premiere on BBC - how Leeds United fans can watch

A critically-acclaimed documentary focusing on Leeds United legend Jack Charlton will premiere on Monday night.

Saturday, 27th March 2021, 6:03 pm
Leeds United legend Jack Charlton. Pic: Getty

Finding Jack Charlton - a feature length film which concentrates primarily on Charlton's decade in charge of the Republic of Ireland - was released on DVD and digital download in November.

The former Whites defender, who was born in Northumberland, spent his entire playing career with Leeds, making a club record 773 appearances between 1953 and 1973.

Charlton helped United to win a First Division title, a Second Division title, two Inter-Cities Fairs Cups, an FA Cup, a League Cup and a Charity Shield as he became a rock in the heart of Don Revie's famous side.

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Following his untimely death in July last year, aged 85, Leeds renamed the East Stand at Elland Road in his honour.

Filmed in the final 18 months of Charlton's life, the film sheds light on the tragic impact of dementia on his later years and explains his own impact on Irish football as manager of the national team.

It also tackles his frustration with England - for whom he won the 1966 World Cup with - and the Football Association, along with his complex relationship with brother Sir Bobby Charlton.

Finding Jack will be aired on Monday, March 29 at 9pm on BBC Two for the first time.

It will also be available on the BBC iPlayer for a limited time afterwards.