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Sue Barker: Our Wimbledon

As the BBC celebrates 90 years of covering Wimbledon, Sue Barker travels the globe to meet some of the legends who have graced the famous grass courts.

As the BBC celebrates 90 years of covering Wimbledon, Sue Barker travels the globe to meet some of the legends who have graced the famous grass courts. Tennis royalty including Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Rod Laver, Chris Evert, Billie Jean King, Pete Sampras, Bjorn Borg, Virginia Wade, Martina Navratilova, Boris Becker and John McEnroe share memories and reflect on their own experiences at the iconic tennis tournament. These are their stories as never told before, emotional and self-deprecating, revealing how their lives and careers were changed by the Championships.

For Sue herself, Wimbledon has been a big part of her life for nearly 50 years as a fan, player and broadcaster. She also meets the Duke of Kent, who is president of the All England Lawn Tennis Club, and the Duchess of Cambridge, who this year takes on a new role as patron.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Last on

Wed 2 Aug 2017 00:45

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    Laura Marling

    Ghosts

  • 00:01

    Ludovico Einaudi

    Primavera

  • 00:02

    John Smith

    There Is A Stone

  • 00:07

    The Byrds

    Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season)

  • 00:10

    Matt Monro

    When I Fall In Love

  • 00:16

    Michael Kiwanuka

    Tell Me A Tale

  • 00:18

    John Smith

    She Is My Escape

  • 00:20

    London Grammar

    Oh Woman Oh Man

  • 00:21

    Rag’n’Bone Man

    Be The Man

  • 00:25

    T. Rex

    Get It On

  • 00:31

    Laura Mvula

    That's Alright

  • 00:36

    David Bowie

    Fashion

  • 00:37

    Michael Kiwanuka

    Home Again

  • 00:52

    Faces

    Ooh La La

  • 00:52

    T. Rex

    20th Century Boy

  • 01:00

    London Grammar

    Big Picture

  • 00:42

    Benjamin Clementine

    Condolence

  • 00:43

    London Grammar

    Rooting For You

  • 00:44

    Sir Cliff Richard & The Shadows

    Summer Holiday

  • 00:45

    Mark Knopfler

    Going Home (Theme of the Local Hero)

  • 00:50

    T. Rex

    Twentieth Century Boy

  • 01:05

    John Smith

    Freezing Winds of Change

  • 01:08

    Sigrid

    Dynamite

  • 01:11

    Michael Kiwanuka

    Cold Little Heart

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Barker
Interviewed Guest Boris Becker
Interviewed Guest Bjorn Borg
Interviewed Guest Duchess of Cambridge
Interviewed Guest Duke of Kent
Interviewed Guest Chris Evert
Interviewed Guest Roger Federer
Interviewed Guest Billie Jean King
Interviewed Guest Rod Laver
Interviewed Guest John McEnroe
Interviewed Guest Andy Murray
Interviewed Guest Martina Navratilova
Interviewed Guest Pete Sampras
Interviewed Guest Virginia Wade
Executive Producer Carl Doran

Broadcasts

  • Sun 2 Jul 2017 17:20
  • Sun 9 Jul 2017 22:30
  • Sun 9 Jul 2017 23:30
  • Wed 2 Aug 2017 00:45