Rob Lord has composed the score for the new four-part documentary series ‘Mission to Burnley’, streaming on Sky Documentaries and NOW TV from 10th August.
Produced by award-winning indie Ad Hoc Films, makers of the acclaimed ‘QPR: The Four-Year Plan’ and ‘The United Way’, this four-part observational documentary series follows the American owners ALK Partners as they seek to navigate the snakes-and-ladders world of modern football. Led by chairman Alan Pace and inspired by their religious faith as members of the Church of the Latter-Day Saints, ALK swapped Wall Street for Turf Moor Lancashire in a bid to build a global footballing dynasty in Burnley and beyond.
With unprecedented access to the boardroom, dressing-room and inner workings of the club, audiences will be taken on a compelling fly-on-the-wall journey in a one-team working-class town, where football is a religion in itself. Charting a rollercoaster period which saw the club lurch from the devastation of final-day relegation from the 2021/22 Premier League to the redemptive jubilation of promotion in the most emphatic fashion, the documentary explores Burnley’s evolution under the stewardship of one of the game’s most exciting young managers, Vincent Kompany, whilst delving deep into the bittersweet realities of striving for success in football. 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.’
Check out the trailer below.