World Cup ’66 Live
On Saturday 30th July, exactly 50 years after England kicked off against West Germany, TBI with BBC Radio 2 broadcast World Cup ’66 Live from the SSE Arena, Wembley.
Drama, music, history and sport combined into a once in a lifetime event as we retold the story of the historic game England football fans will never forget. Told in real time, on an epic theatrical scale, this ground breaking approach was broadcast live yards from where the original game was played, exactly 50 years to the minute later.
The event combined match footage with compelling stories told by our team of actors, led by Martin Freeman. Special guest appearances included Sir Bobby Charlton, Sir Geoff Hurst and head of FIFA Gianni Infantino. Our live band, who underscored the whole show, were then joined on stage by the likes of Reef, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Lemar & The Shires to perform the biggest songs from 1966.
The event was broadcast on BBC Radio 2, BBC 5 live, BBC Red Button and into cinemas nationwide. View the projects wrap video below.