England supporters will be able to prepare for this Sunday’s Euro 2020 final in perfect fashion by watching the Three Lions’ greatest ever triumph at the 1966 World Cup in colour for the first time.
The 4-2 victory against West Germany sealed the only trophy in England’s long history in international football, although Gareth Southgate‘s current crop also have the chance to make history when they face Italy.
And to gear up the nation for the date with destiny, Channel 4 have revealed they will show the 1966 classic in all its glory on Saturday.
The broadcaster claims this is the first ever screening of its type, and say that the original black and white footage has been ‘restored and colourised’ by production company Final Replay.
Eager viewers will gather around their TV screens for the grand spectacle at 5.40pm, with every twist and turn from the old Wembley chosen for primetime.
Channel 4 will broadcast England’s iconic World Cup triumph in 1966 in colour this weekend
Sir Geoff Hurst, now aged 79, netted the most famous hat-trick in the history of football and stole the show on the day – and the late Martin Peters also scored.
It was also Hurst who sparked commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme to say his iconic ‘they think it’s all over – it is now’ line – and all the other memories are set to come flooding back for those old enough to have seen the final the first time.
Channel 4 have broadcast the fixture before. It was shown last June in black and white, and the event supported the fundraising efforts of the National Emergencies Trust’s Coronavirus Appeal during the first lockdown.
The Three Lions downed West Germany at the old Wembley to claim the country’s only trophy
This time, however, it will be with a welcome twist with full colour bringing the game back to vivid life.
The original 35mm colour film of the final reportedly no longer exists, after it was discarded in the cutting room when editing of the tournament film was completed.
The black and white footage which has long since characterised the game, as well as the occasional highlight in colour, has enabled the company behind the project to restore the key moment of sporting heritage.
Harry Kane and Co have the chance to make history again against Italy in the Euro 2020 final
Commentary will be provided by the legendary Hugh Johns, who covered over 1,000 matches during his career and was best known for his work with ITV before his passing, rather than Wolstenholme – whose voice was used on the BBC.
As a result, viewers will hear Johns concentrating more on Hurst’s third goal. In a contrast to Wolstenholme, he said: ‘Here’s Hurst, he might make it three. He has! He has… so that’s it. That is IT!’
Although the online schedule for Channel 4 is yet to change, the special show dedicated to the replay of the final will replace Goodbye Christopher Robin.
Tips to Find Low Priced Luxury Holiday Package Deals Fast
For most families, it has already been a common practice to spend the Holiday season in a foreign location. This is caused by the aviation market changes which have given a lot of benefits for people who travel a lot. Airfares going to different tourist destinations are becoming more inexpensive. What does this mean? If there is a perfect time to purchase luxury holiday package deals, now it the right time! Based on the market trend nowadays, you can save both money and time when you go for a luxury holiday. There are countless offers that combine travel and accommodation in one package which is a lot cheaper than getting separate deals. Aside from that, it is also risky to individually book the services that you need for the vacation. You might end up missing out on some important details of the trip. Unlike when you take advantage of luxury holiday package deals, you can be sure that everything is organized meticulously and according to what you really need. Nonetheless, you would still need to carefully select the package that would fit your needs. Review the following tips in getting packages that are reasonably priced. · Normally, luxury tour packages include accommodation, flight travel and transportation to individual tourist destinations. It would be best to choose the complete package so you won’t have to worry about other vacation elements. In addition to that, these are the packages that have the biggest discounts. · You can get big mark down prices, if you will purchase more packages. It is not a bad idea to share the wonderful moment with your loved ones. By doing so, you would not only enjoy, you will also save more money. You can even use your savings for other activities on your vacation. · It would be best to know how much you are willing to pay for the luxury tour packages. You can already work around your budget. You have to stick to your budget. If not, you might end up spending a lot and you will be left with less money for your vacation. · Prices may vary depending on the destination of the tour. You can do a research about places that are attractive yet inexpensive. There are thousands of destinations and you just have to choose wisely. · There are packages that include recreational activities. This means that you are paying for all the activities when you purchase these packages. The right thing to do is to make sure that the activities that are included would be the ones that you really enjoy. There is no sense in paying for activities that will not really make your vacation memorable. If you are going with friends, you should also consider their preferences so that you can be sure that everyone will enjoy the trip. There are other ways on how you can be sure that you are getting the best deal for your luxury holiday vacation. No matter how you choose to do it, you have to get adequate information about the packages. This will help you determine whether it is worth the price.