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Episode 3

Touchline Tales, Series 3 Episode 3 of 3

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 14 December 2012

Old friends Des Lynam and Christopher Matthew venture out to different sporting venues - to enjoy, observe, reminisce and trade tales about some of the greatest pleasures in their lives. Today, they're at the Queen's Club in south-west London for the qualifying rounds for this year's Real Tennis British Open. They're there to try and make sense of both the sport and the rules and also to consider other sporting endeavours they can cover in future series... including one involving headless goats.

As a commentator and friend of sporting stars, Des has, as ever, a fund of stories to tell, and insights to reveal. But Christopher gamely tries to match him stride by stride with his own experiences as a lifelong spectator at the highest levels of sport (and, like Des, an occasional participant at the lowest).

Producer: Paul Kobrak.

  • Des and Christopher preparing to record, on the terrace at The Queen's Club

    Des and Christopher prepare to record, on the terrace at The Queen's Club
  • Paul, Chris and Des on one of the real tennis courts

    Paul, Chris and Des on one of the real tennis courts
  • Conor Medlow (real tennis player), Chris, Des and Paul talking balls...real tennis balls

    Conor Medlow (real tennis player),  Chris, Des and Paul talking balls...real tennis balls
  • Chris, Des and Paul with Conor showing them a real tennis racket

    Chris, Des and Paul with Conor showing them a real tennis racket
  • The basket, sunk into the floor, into which the real tennis balls are captured

    The basket, sunk into the floor, into which the real tennis balls are captured

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