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Alex Higgins: The People's Champion

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Carl Doran | 13:11 UK time, Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Following on from our recent programme about Brian Clough, BBC Sport's documentary team have made another poignant film which charts the life and times of the remarkable Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins.

Alex Higgins: The People's Champion is the first major documentary to be shown on television since his death a few weeks ago.

We've received full support from Alex's close family and we'll hear from his daughter Lauren and his two sisters in Belfast, Jean and Anne. It must have been very difficult for the family to take part at a time when they are still grieving, but they were very keen to ensure that we gave an honest and fair account of his life.

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Football on the BBC for 2010-11 season

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Lewis Wiltshire | 15:31 UK time, Thursday, 5 August 2010

With the new football season almost upon us, we've given you a comprehensive preview here of all the coverage you can expect to find on the BBC. We hope you like what we've got in store for you; as ever, your feedback is very welcome, please feel free to leave a comment.

Inside Sport returns with a royal appointment

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Carl Doran | 11:53 UK time, Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Inside Sport returns this week with a very special programme to celebrate Princess Royal's 60th birthday. The popular Princess gives a rare and exclusive interview to BBC Sport's presenter John Inverdale.

It's very fitting that the programme is being made by BBC Sport because so much of Princess Anne's life has been devoted to sport.

My earliest memory of Princess Anne is probably growing up as a young boy watching her appear on my favourite television programme at the time, A Question of Sport.

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