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Fire in Babylon

Documentary which tells the story of how West Indies cricket triumphed over its colonial masters through the achievements of one of the most gifted teams in sporting history. Key players of the 1980s side recount how it emerged to smash the giants of cricket - first Australia and then England. In a turbulent era of race riots in England and civil unrest in the Caribbean, the West Indian cricketers, led by the enigmatic Viv Richards, struck a defiant blow at the forces of white prejudice worldwide. Their undisputed skill, combined with a fearless spirit, allowed them to dominate the genteel game at the highest level, on their own terms. This is their story, told in their own words.

1 hour, 20 minutes

Last on

Tue 28 Feb 2012 02:20


Role Contributor
Series EditorNick Fraser
Series EditorNick Fraser
DirectorStevan Riley
DirectorStevan Riley

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