Sport and the British

              Sport and the British

              Clare Balding charts the role sport has played in Britain. This 30 part series will be broadcast Monday –Friday beginning on Monday 30th January at 13.45. The episodes are 15 minutes in duration and the episodes are added to the podcast daily.

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              Recent episodes (10)

              • 09 Mar 12: The State Of Play

                Fri, 9 Mar 12

                Duration:
                14 mins

                Prog. 30 –The State of Play Clare Balding, with Professors Richard Holt, Tony Collins and Mike Cronin explores the cultural importance of the great triviality that is sport.

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              • 08 Mar 12: The Globalisation Of The Game

                Thu, 8 Mar 12

                Duration:
                14 mins

                Prog. 29 – The Globalisation of the Game Clare Balding explores the way global television has changed our relationship with sport forever.

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              • 07 Mar 12: Rugby's Big Bang

                Wed, 7 Mar 12

                Duration:
                14 mins

                Prog. 28 – Rugby’s Big Bang Clare Balding explores why Rugby Union tried to stand firm against the encroaching tide of professionalism and in August 1995, lost.

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              • 06 Mar 12: Golden Girls

                Tue, 6 Mar 12

                Duration:
                13 mins

                Prog. 27 – Golden Girls Clare Balding looks at the female British athletes of the 1960's who finally took centre stage on the podium and in the press.

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              • SportBrit:05 Mar 12: Sport For All

                Mon, 5 Mar 12

                Duration:
                13 mins

                Prog. 26 – Sport for All Clare Balding asks why and when did the British government get involved in sport. How did sport become part of politics, in a country which had always prided itself on keeping them apart?

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              • 02 Mar 12: Beating Us At Our Own Game

                Fri, 2 Mar 12

                Duration:
                13 mins

                Prog. 25 – Beating us at our own game Clare Balding takes a look at Britain's most successful export ever - football. Yet in giving it to others, the British lost control of the game they had created and crafted.

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              • 01 Mar 12: The Gentleman Amateur

                Thu, 1 Mar 12

                Duration:
                13 mins

                Prog. 24 – The Gentleman Amateur Clare Balding's at Lords Cricket ground in London to explore the demise of the amateur gentleman and the rise of the professional player, as the 1960's saw the beginning of a new, more egalitarian era, in British sport.

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              • 29 Feb 12: Driving Innovation

                Wed, 29 Feb 12

                Duration:
                13 mins

                Prog 23 –Driving Innovation Clare Balding discovers how horse racing may be the sport of kings but the princes, playboys and plutocrats of the modern era have preferred motor racing and the British have been at the wheel throughout.

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              • 28 Feb 12: Broadcasting To The Nation

                Tue, 28 Feb 12

                Duration:
                11 mins

                Prog 22: Broadcasting to the Nation Clare Balding discovers how the birth of broadcasting changed British sport for ever.

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              • 27 Feb 12: War Games

                Mon, 27 Feb 12

                Duration:
                13 mins

                Prog 21: War Games: Clare Balding visits The Imperial War Museum to discover the vital role sport has played, both on the battle field and on the home front, during both World Wars.

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