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5 live to simulcast with Radio 2 for World Cup ’66

BBC Radio 5 live is making a week of special programming to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1966 World Cup win.

The centrepiece to the week will be a live simulcast with BBC Radio 2 of World Cup ’66 – Live, a once in a lifetime event happening from the SSE Arena at Wembley on Saturday 30th July.

Other coverage of the anniversary of English football’s greatest achievement includes a new documentary called 66: We Were There presented by Sir Tom Courtenay. The documentary will give audiences the chance to relive the final through the experiences of the fans who made their way to Wembley that day.

There will also be a special 1966 edition of the panel show Fighting Talk presented by comedian Josh Widdicombe.

Commissioning Editor for BBC Radio 5 live, Richard Maddock, said: “It’s hard to believe that it’s been 50 years since England lifted the most famous prize in World football. We’ve seen some great players come and go in that time but none of them have been able to achieve what Sir Alf Ramsay and his team did that night at Wembley. So, after five decades of hurt for England fans, the day will be a great opportunity to sit back and reflect on the moment when England were kings of the footballing world.”

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