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.

Updated: daily
Episodes available for: Indefinitely
Series Feed: RSS

  • 09 Mar 7MB

    SportBrit: 09 Mar 12: The State Of Play

    Prog. 30 –The State of Play Clare Balding, with Professors Richard Holt, Tony Collins and Mike Cronin explores the

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 08 Mar 7MB

    SportBrit: 08 Mar 12: The Globalisation Of The Game

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

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 07 Mar 7MB

    SportBrit: 07 Mar 12: Rugby's Big Bang

    Prog. 28 – Rugby’s Big Bang Clare Balding explores why Rugby Union tried to stand firm against the encroaching tide

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 06 Mar 6MB

    SportBrit: 06 Mar 12: Golden Girls

    Prog. 27 – Golden Girls Clare Balding looks at the female British athletes of the 1960's who finally took centre

    Duration: 13 mins

  • 05 Mar 6MB

    SportBrit:05 Mar 12: Sport For All

    Prog. 26 – Sport for All Clare Balding asks why and when did the British government get involved in sport. How did

    Duration: 13 mins

  • 02 Mar 6MB

    SportBrit: 02 Mar 12: Beating Us At Our Own Game

    Prog. 25 – Beating us at our own game Clare Balding takes a look at Britain's most successful export ever - football.

    Duration: 13 mins

  • 01 Mar 6MB

    SportBrit: 01 Mar 12: The Gentleman Amateur

    Prog. 24 – The Gentleman Amateur Clare Balding's at Lords Cricket ground in London to explore the demise of the

    Duration: 13 mins

  • 29 Feb 6MB

    SportBrit: 29 Feb 12: Driving Innovation

    Prog 23 –Driving Innovation Clare Balding discovers how horse racing may be the sport of kings but the princes,

    Duration: 13 mins

  • 28 Feb 5MB

    SportBrit: 28 Feb 12: Broadcasting To The Nation

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

    Duration: 11 mins

  • 27 Feb 6MB

    SportBrit: 27 Feb 12: War Games

    Prog 21: War Games: Clare Balding visits The Imperial War Museum to discover the vital role sport has played, both on

    Duration: 13 mins

  • 24 Feb 6MB

    SportBrit: 24 Feb 12: Ireland: North Of The Border

    Prog. 20 Ireland: North of the Border While sport is endlessly talked of as a force for unity, today Clare Balding's

    Duration: 13 mins

  • 23 Feb 7MB

    SportBrit:23 Feb 12: Ireland:Politics On The Pitch

    Prog. 19 Ireland: Politics on the Pitch Clare Balding visits Croke Park in Dublin, to discover the story behind the

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 22 Feb 7MB

    SportBrit: 22 Feb 12: Welsh Rugby And Its National Heroes

    Prog. 18 Welsh Rugby and its National Heroes Clare Balding's at Cardiff Arms Park looking at the vital role rugby has

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 21 Feb 7MB

    SportBrit: 21 Feb 12:Anyone But England

    Prog. 17 Anyone But England Clare Balding is at Hampden Park in Glasgow, examining the part football has played in

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 20 Feb 7MB

    SportBrit:20 Feb 12: Cricket And The English Hero

    Prog. 16 Cricket And The English Hero If there's one sport that embodies Englishness, it's cricket. Clare Balding

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 17 Feb 7MB

    SportBrit: 17 Feb 12: A Bit Of A Flutter

    Prog. 15 A Bit Of A Flutter Clare Balding looks at the role gambling has played in our relationship with sport as she

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 16 Feb 7MB

    SportBrit: 16 Feb 12: Women Between The Wars

    Prog. 14 Women Between the Wars Clare Balding discovers how working women finally got their sporting chance, through

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 15 Feb 7MB

    SportBrit: 15 Feb 12: Fighting Back

    Prog. 13 Fighting Back Clare Balding looks at the relationship between boxing and Britain's ethnic minorities.She

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 14 Feb 7MB

    SportBrit: 14 Feb 12:Tennis and Golf in Suburbia

    Prog. 12 Tennis and Golf in Suburbia Clare Balding continues to explore the history of sport in Britain and visits one

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 13 Feb 7MB

    SportBrit:13 Feb 12: Rugby's Great Split

    Prog. 11 Rugby's Great Split As Clare Balding continues to explore the unique relationship Britain has had with sport,

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 10 Feb 6MB

    SportBrit: 10 Feb 12: Exporting Football

    Prog. 10 Exporting Football CLARE BALDING charts how Britain spread the passion for football around the world. She

    Duration: 12 mins

  • 09 Feb 7MB

    SportBrit: 09 Feb 12:The Dawn of Professional Football

    Prog. 9 The Dawn of Professional Football CLARE BALDING tells the story of how football went from an amateur pasttime

    Duration: 13 mins

  • 08 Feb 7MB

    SportBrit:08 Feb 12:The Formal Empire

    Prog. 8 The Formal Empire CLARE BALDING explains how sport became a way of transmitting British values around the

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 07 Feb 7MB

    SportBrit:07 Feb 12:The Corinthian Ideal

    Prog. 7 The Corinthian Ideal Clare Balding examines the era when footballers were expected to be gentlemen,both on and

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 06 Feb 7MB

    SportBrit:06 Feb 12:Playing Like Ladies

    Prog 6; Playing Like Ladies CLARE BALDING discovers that the freedoms Victorian public school girls found on the sports

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 03 Feb 7MB

    SportBrit:03 Feb 12: The Making Of Men

    Prog. 5 The Making of Men As CLARE BALDING continues to chart the way the British have shaped sport and sport has

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 02 Feb 7MB

    SportBrit:02 Feb 12: The Unsporting Side of Sport

    Prog.4 The unsporting side of sport CLARE BALDING watches all sections of society gather on Epsom Downs to watch the

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 01 Feb 7MB

    SportBrit:01 Feb 12: The Bare Fists Of Boxing

    Prog. 3 The Bare Fists of Boxing CLARE BALDING explores the way the British have shaped sport and sport has shaped

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 31 Jan 7MB

    SportBrit:31 Jan 12: A Level Playing Field

    Prog. 2 A Level Playing Field CLARE BALDING explores how the British shaped sport and sport shaped Britain. If the

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 30 Jan 7MB

    SportBrit:30 Jan 12:The Rise of Olympism

    Sport and The British Prog. 1 The Rise of Olympism CLARE BALDING charts how Britain has shaped sport and sport has

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 23 Jan 1MB

    SportBrit: Welcome

    Welcome to this new BBC podcast. If you subscribe to the podcast feed, you should receive the first episode of this

    Duration: 1 min