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Jack Whitehall looks at how class adds drama to our best sports stories, from Seb Coe and Steve Ovett to Fred Perry’s Wimbledon and Freddie Flintoff’s 2005 Ashes.

Jack Whitehall takes a light-hearted and nostalgia-filled look back at Britain’s sport history, telling the nation’s story through our most iconic moments and characters.

This time, Jack examines how class is woven into the DNA of British sport and how breaking social boundaries can lead to moments of incredible drama, including the fierce athletic rivalry of Seb Coe and Steve Ovett, Fred Perry taking on the Wimbledon establishment and Andrew Flintoff destroying the Australians at the 2005 Ashes. Our sport may have started divided, but it is one of the few things that bring us all together.

29 minutes

Last on

Wed 5 Aug 2020 00:20

Music Played

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

  • 00:01


    Enjoy Yourself

  • 00:02

    Joy Division


  • 00:03

    Gary Numan

    Are Friends Electric?

    Performer: Tubeway Army.
  • 00:06

    Joey Montana

    Down (Bpm 132)

  • 00:10

    Al Bowlly With Lew Stone and His Band

    Mama, I Want To Make Rhythm

  • 00:11

    Sex Pistols

    Anarchy In The UK

  • 00:12

    Arthur Pryor

    Temptation Rag

  • 00:12

    Fat Les


  • 00:13

    Luciano Pavarotti [Tenor]

    "Nessun Dorma!"

  • 00:13

    The Farm

    Groovy Train

  • 00:18


    Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

  • 00:19

    Bloc Party


  • 00:20

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Le Nozze Di Figaro, K. 492, Act I Overture

  • 00:21

    The Prodigy


  • 00:23

    The Killers

    All These Things That I've Done

  • 00:28

    Alex M.O.R.P.H.

    Walk The Edge (Original Vocal Mix)


Role Contributor
Presenter Jack Whitehall
Writer Clyde Holcroft
Writer Jonathan Freedland
Writer Jack Whitehall
Director David Soutar
Series Producer Murray James
Executive Producer Benjamin Turner
Executive Producer Gabe Turner
Production Company Fulwell 73 Ltd
Production Company Jackpot Productions


  • Fri 31 Jul 2020 20:30
  • Fri 31 Jul 2020 21:30
  • Tue 4 Aug 2020 23:50
  • Wed 5 Aug 2020 00:20