- Film & TV
- 11 Feb 22
The film helped raise over €1 million for the Alzheimer Society of Ireland as part of Virgin Media's ‘Donate For Dementia’ campaign.
The acclaimed Finding Jack Charlton film from Virgin Media Television won Best Documentary at the 2022 Broadcast Awards in London last night.
Directed by Gabriel Clarke and Pete Thomas, the 2020 film documented Jack Charlton's life from growing up in the North-East of England to winning the World Cup as a player with his brother Bobby.
The majority of the film though looked at his time managing the Republic of Ireland in successive international tournaments, becoming the most successful manager of the team ever as well as a national icon.
It also looked at his struggles with dementia later in life, with the film anchoring Virgin Media's 'Donate For Dementia' campaign, raising over €1 Million for The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, helping to raise awareness of the condition.
"Finding Jack Charlton is a remarkable film about a remarkable man and Virgin Media Television are immensely proud of the international success and recognition it has achieved," said Bill Malone, Director of Content at Virgin Media Television.
"But more importantly, this film has helped to shine a light on dementia and to raise much-needed funding for the Alzheimer Society of Ireland."
"Finding Jack Charlton was a co-production with BBC and is one of the many successful international co-productions that have become a calling card for VMTV. Our strategy to put more money on screen through international partnerships has seen us partner with ITV, Netflix, Channel 5, All3 Media, A+E Networks, BBC, resulting in dramas such as Blood, The Deceived and the forthcoming Redemption and Holding."
Finding Jack Charlton is available to watch now on the Virgin Media Player.
- Film & TV
- 27 Jan 23