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Alastair Fronts 'Burnley Are Back!' Documentary

Alastair Fronts 'Burnley Are Back!' Documentary

The Clarets promotion to the top flight for the first time in 33 years will be celebrated by a BBC documentary.

The documentary will be called 'Burnley Are Back!'. It will be broadcast by BBC One North West on Friday 14th August, just one day before we kick-off the new season in the Premier League against Stoke at the Britannia Stadium.

Famous Clarets fan and former Labour Party media mogul, Alastair Campbell will front the documentary. The programme will examine the close bonds between the team, the town and its people and capture last season's highs and lows. There will also be some historical footage from the good old days celebrating the 50th Anniversary of our 1959/60 Division One League Champions triumph in the days before the Premier League.

Campbell describing the documentary as a 'labour of love' said:

'I was delighted to be asked to make this film for the BBC - not just about the promotion but what it means to a town that has had its fair share of problems and challenges.We got fantastic access from the club, and you do not have to spend long going around town to feel the buzz.I have followed Burnley for almost 50 years - from the very top as reigning League champions when I first saw them, to the very bottom when we had to beat Orient to stay in the League,'

The documetary will also feature contributions from an all star Clarets cast including Burnley legends Jimmy McIlroy, Martin Dobson and Paul Fletcher plus fellow fan, BBC presenter and Burnley fan Tony Livesey.

If you would like more information about the documentary then please visit the OffIcial Site via this article link:

'Burnley Are Back!'

Burnley Are Back! will be broadcast on BBC One in the North West of England on Friday 14 August 2009 at 7.30pm and will be available to watch again on BBC iPlayer.

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Date:Thursday July 23 2009
Time: 11:55AM


Has to be a must see,Sky Plus record jobby!!
23/07/2009 11:58:00
Looking forward to watching this - should be really interestinG!
23/07/2009 12:35:00
When does the DVD come out?
Couch Potato
23/07/2009 16:41:00
I'll have to Iplayer it but bet its good!
23/07/2009 17:15:00
Just remembered they put all regional variations of BBC 1 on sky! Yey can sky plus it.
23/07/2009 17:16:00
They do indeedy, hence my first comment at top ;-)
23/07/2009 17:25:00
I still reckon there'll be a DVD, with previously unseen footage, blooper out-takes and foreign language subtitles.
Couch Potato
24/07/2009 08:03:00
Could we possibly have a documentary about the club at long last without Black&White footage of smoking cotton mills and folk wearing flat caps walking their whippets all done to the sound of that Hovis tune?
24/07/2009 09:35:00
What images and tunes of the town do you suggest tmp?
Couch Potato
24/07/2009 13:13:00
I hope they have some of the victory parade through town with all the Claret&Blue flags out and maybe photos of local Burnley folk looking cheerful for a change. They simply have to capture the 'buzz' in the town after and since our promtion. Music? Anything cheerful and modern
24/07/2009 15:25:00
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