The inside story of The British and Irish Lions on their most famous tour; to South Africa in 1997.
The British and Irish Lions’ tour to South Africa in 1997 has gone down in sporting folklore. With few giving them a chance, a disparate group of characters bonded into a band of brothers to upset the reigning World Champions, inspired by a coaching team seen by many in rugby as the greatest of all time. This is the inside story of that tour; told by those who were there.
Presented by Alastair Eykyn.
Featuring: John Bentley, Neil Jenkins, Matt Dawson, Keith Wood, Susan Greenwood, Will Greenwood, Doddie Weir, James Robson, Fran Cotton, Jill Douglas, Jeremy Guscott, Scott Gibbs, Austin Healey, Duncan Humphries, Fred Rees, Rob Wainwright, Jim Telfer and Sir Ian McGeechan.
Inside The Tour – The Lions 1997 – Episode 8
The First Test.
“Get Up! You bald, fat f**k!”
Finally, the Lions arrive in Cape Town for the 1st Test Match. They devise a devastating strategy; to take on the mighty Springboks upfront. The mechanics of the scrum are dissected as the Lions seek the lead in the series… Featuring Scott Gibbs, Matt Dawson and Keith Wood.
Presented and researched by Alastair Eykyn.
Written by Jonathan Overend.
Produced by Danny Garlick and Mark Sharman.
Additional voices by Kenny Blyth.
Original music and sound design by Lee Sparey.
Executive Producer: Liam Thompson.
Executive Editor for NinetyFour19: Jonathan Overend.
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