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Planet Ping Pong

The story of table tennis and how it became the most popular sport in Asia. Contributors include British world champion Johnny Leach.

The story of table tennis and how it became the most popular sport in Asia. The programme revisits the glory days of the 30s and 40s, when thousands would cram into Wembley to watch top players do battle.

Contributors include British world champion Johnny Leach, China's former World and Olympic women's champion Deng Yaping, and writers Howard Jacobson and Matthew Syed.

1 hour

Broadcasts

  • Tue 13 Feb 2007 19:00
  • Wed 14 Feb 2007 01:10
  • Thu 22 Feb 2007 23:20
  • Thu 22 Feb 2007 23:50
  • Thu 22 Feb 2007 23:55
  • Wed 5 Sep 2018 20:00
  • Fri 31 May 2019 01:30

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