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Duration: 1 hour

Barry John was once the best rugby player in the world. On the Lions tour of 1971, the New Zealanders crowned him with the accolade 'The King'. But at the height of his powers he walked away from the game. In this candid portrait, he talks about the pressures of fame that forced him to quit and opens up on the - very different - reality of his life now.

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Fri 8 Mar 2013 21:00 BBC One Wales, Wales HD only

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Executive Producer
John Geraint

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