Felix Canetty-Clarke (Sc 05-10) had a fantastic opportunity to get involved with this project. The primary objective was to raise funds for the National Emergencies Trust's Coronavirus Appeal.
|29 Jun 2020|
|Felix composed the jingle that is part of the Final Reply '66 animated logo. It was used each time the broadcast cut to the adverts and then back to the game. The broadcast is still available for a short time on Channel 4OD here. |
Felix writes: I was brought into this project to compose a short jingle that would be rendered onto the animated logo. It needed something uplifting, catchy and football related. The use of the referee's whistle as the resounding moment was a key component to conjure up thoughts of crowds, stadiums and sport.
Additionally I secured Marcus Mumford (of Mumford and Sons) to appear, talk to Gabby Logan during the game (he's a big AFC Wimbledon fan) and perform a special cover of You'll Never Walk Alone towards the end of the Channel 4 broadcast.
With the focus of the project being to raise funds for the National Emergencies Trust, it was great to play a small part in a project which was conceived, engineered and delivered entirely during lockdown.
The 1966 Final was - and still is - the highest ever audience for a TV programme in British history at 32 million. Millions joined and rewatched England beat West Germany 4 - 2 at Wembley Stadium in 1966. To relive Sir Geoff Hurst's epic hat-trick and listen to his unique insight throughout the game. Spirits were lifted as we watched Bobby Moore raise the Jules Rimet Trophy!
The game was re-broadcast in aid of charity - all proceeds go to the National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal. In addition to serious football talent on screen, with a new presentation team led by Gabby Logan, Glenn Hoddle and Sir Geoff Hurst, you will also see Jo Brand, Marcus Mumford, Greg Dyke, Jurgen Klinsmann, Alex Scott and Roy Hodgson.
Final Replay '66 is a chance to watch this famous match and raise money for the National Emergencies Trust's Coronavirus Appeal. To donate and find out more about the work of the NET visit the site here.
The promotional trailer: