Does Sport Matter?

Summer Nights, Series 1 Episode 6 of 10

Britain has become an elite sporting nation. The triumph of Team GB and Paralympics GB at London 2012 has been followed by British winners of the Tour de France, Wimbledon, the US Open and a first Lions series win for 16 years. England has recently retained the Ashes and we have the most commercially successful football league in the world. But some of us still have a problem with athletic excellence, be it through disliking competitive sport or preferring the amateur ethos. So why, Jane Garvey asks, do we still get sniffy about sport?

Presenter: Jane Garvey
Producer: Ruth Watts

Interviewed guest: Katherine Grainger
Interviewed guest: John Amaechi
Interviewed guest: Emma John
Interviewed guest: Matthew Syed
Interviewed guest: Jonathan Overend
Interviewed guest: Carrie Dunn.

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Mon 19 Aug 2013 23:00

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