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The Essay, A Sporting Lexicon Episode guide

  1. Fourth

    5/5 Gillian Slovo considers the nobility of mising the podium and coming 'fourth' in sport.

    First broadcast: 29 Jun 2012

  2. Luck

    4/5 Matthew Syed explores how 'luck' is a big factor in winning and losing in sport.

    First broadcast: 28 Jun 2012

  3. Grace

    3/5 Geoff Dyer celebrates sporting competitors who have shown 'grace'.

    First broadcast: 27 Jun 2012

  4. Guile

    2/5 Writer Kamila Shamsie considers sportspeople who have always used 'guile'.

    First broadcast: 26 Jun 2012

  5. Challenge

    1/5 Writer Colin Thubron on how we have to 'challenge' to achieve in the sporting world.

    First broadcast: 25 Jun 2012

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