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When Wrestling was Golden: Grapples, Grunts and Grannies

Timeshift, Series 12 Episode 6 of 10

Timeshift turns back the clock to a time when villains wore silver capes, grannies swooned at the sight of bulky men in latex and the most masculine man in the country was called Shirley. In its heyday, British professional wrestling attracted huge TV audiences and made household names of generations of wrestlers from Mick McManus and Jackie 'Mr TV' Pallo to Giant Haystacks and Big Daddy. With contributions from inside the world of wrestling and surprising fans such as artist Peter Blake, this is an affectionate and lively portrait of a lost era of simpler pleasures, both in and out of the ring.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Fri 7 Oct 2016 01:00


Role Contributor
NarratorChristopher Eccleston
ProducerLinda Sands
DirectorLinda Sands
Executive ProducerMichael Poole

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