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 10
The ‘My Name Is Doddie’ Special.
The series closes with a special tribute to one of the most popular figures on that tour; Scotland and Lions lock forward Doddie Weir.
After being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, Doddie has devoted his life to helping others; raising millions of pounds for research into the incurable condition and support for sufferers, while staying unfailingly positive and upbeat. He inspires everyone he encounters. This is our thanks to you, Doddie Weir. Featuring Doddie Weir and John Bentley.
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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