Mission to Burnley
Produced by award-winning indie Ad Hoc Films, makers of the acclaimed ‘QPR: The Four-Year Plan’ and ‘The United Way’, this premium observational documentary series follows Burnley Football Club owners, ALK Partners, as they seek to navigate the snakes-and-ladders world of modern football, with all its potential risk, reward and peril. Led by chairman Alan Pace, and inspired by ALK’s faith as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, they swapped Wall Street for Turf Moor, Lancashire with a single vision – to build a global footballing dynasty in Burnley and beyond.
With unprecedented access to the boardroom, dressing-room and inner workings of a club – audiences will be taken on a compelling fly-on-the-wall journey with this unique band of owners in a one-team working-class town, where football is a religion in itself. Charting the highs and lows of the tumultuous period that starts with the devastation of final-day relegation from the Premier League, the documentary goes on to examine how the club has evolved under the stewardship of one of football’s most exciting young managers, Vincent Kompany.
Follow the action on and off the pitch – the grit and glamour, the toil and the triumph – as the owners re-group and re-organise the club, despite the relentless challenges and hurdles they must overcome. The result is redemption, with Kompany spearheading an unforgettable title-winning season in swashbuckling style.
This is an extraordinarily candid series, examining the running of a major football club on a unique journey back to the most glamorous league in the world.
Doc Series: 4 x 60′ 2023
Produced by: AdHoc Films
Director: Tom Magnus
Showrunner: Mat Hodgson
Producer: Daniel Glynn
Series Producer: Patrick Nathanson
Producer: Nina Cameron
Executive Producer: Andrew Baker