Channel 4 to repeat 1966 World Cup Final in colour
James R | On 10, Jul 2021
The most iconic moment in English footballing history – England’s dramatic 1966 World Cup Final win over West Germany – is being broadcast in full on Channel 4 – again.
Football fans in England will be crowding round TV screens this Sunday evening to see the final of the 2020 Euros, as England take on Italy. Before then, though, viewers can remind themselves of the last time the England national team won a major football trophy – 55 years ago.
Channel 4 broadcast the 1996 World Cup final last year in black-and-white (as it was on 30th July 1966 from Wembley Stadium – with commentary from the BBC’s Kenneth Wolstenholme and ITV’s Hugh Johns). That was in support of the National Emergencies Trust’s (NET) Coronavirus Appeal. Now, it’s repeating the match but this time in colour.
The 4-2 victory against West Germany, complete with extra time, has been restored by production company Final Replay, and will at 5.40pm on Channel 4 on Saturday 10th July. It will be available on-demand on All 4 after broadcast for 30 days.
World Cup Final 66 in Colour is available on All 4 until 9th August 2021.