Alan Shearer: Dementia, Football And Me

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Former England international Alan Shearer investigates the potentially devastating link between football and dementia in this one-hour documentary. Recent scientific reports from around the world have revealed that the link between football and dementia could be a result of brain damage caused by heading the ball.

Shearer remains the Premier League’s all-time top scorer, with 46 of those goals from headers alone. With recent reports of a worrying number of the England ’66 team suffering from dementia, the former Newcastle forward has a vested interest regarding football’s potential links with brain injury.

Discussing the issue with footballing legends past and present, the former England captain also investigates the latest scientific research from Britain and turns himself over to science - before taking his finding to the football authorities.

Publicity contact: CL

DateSunday, 12 November 2017
Time10:30 PM -
11:30 PM
UpdatesConfirmed for BBC One on 12 November at 10.30pm to 11.30pm