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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

Your Comments

Has to be a must see,Sky Plus record jobby!!
Looking forward to watching this - should be really interestinG!
When does the DVD come out?
Couch Potato
I'll have to Iplayer it but bet its good!
Just remembered they put all regional variations of BBC 1 on sky! Yey can sky plus it.
They do indeedy, hence my first comment at top ;-)
I still reckon there'll be a DVD, with previously unseen footage, blooper out-takes and foreign language subtitles.
Couch Potato
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?
What images and tunes of the town do you suggest tmp?
Couch Potato
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
Not bagpipes to mark the latest Scottish incursion? :)
Couch Potato
Eek! Maybe Scotch Whisky with the Meat &Tatty Pie?
Really looking forward to this but I hope it reflects the whole season and not just the play offs. Strange though, I remember Wade Elliot's goal out in the States on the last pre-season tour and how this was so similar to his play off final goal. I wish Wade would have the confidence to try runs of this type more often and with a shot at goal. His goal was sublime.
He nearly did the same in the regular season game on the Turf against the Blades. Hit the post, I think. At Donny, a similar run produced our goal, by Pato I think. Was that the first time he played in the centre? Was last year's pre-season effort in Carolina or Minnesota?
Couch Potato
I was in the club shop the other day and you could tell what promotion means by looking at the number of people in there buying shirts and the like. True, a few were also resolving season ticket queries next door but there was a lot of activity - have never seen it as busy.

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