England, the home of football. This is where it all started...
There have been many pivotal moments in the rich history of the England national football team, but few have had such an impact as those between 1920 and 1966. This fledgling era saw the opening of Wembley Stadium; the outbreak of World War II; the introduction of the World Cup competition, and England's subsequent victory.
Charting the national team's progress through some of the greatest matches from an era before widespread television coverage, this programme takes a look at the stars of the game and the most important events in the team's history, culminating in a proud Bobby Moore lifting aloft the Jules Rimet trophy for a gleeful Wembley crowd.
With great football from the likes of Bobby Charlton, Billy Wright, Tom Finney, Stanley Matthews, and Duncan Edwards, as well as remarkable rarely seen match footage and fascinating commentary from the news reporters of the day, this programme is a charming insight into earlier years of the national team.