Jacko's Sporting Almanac [Radio Wales]

Episodes

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0101Giorgio Chinaglia20171126

Peter Jackson asks Giorgio Chinaglia about his amazing footballing career.

0103Billy Boston20171119

Another chance to hear Peter Jackson with Cardiff-born Rugby League star Billy Boston.

01042011042420120623

Maverick tennis player Mike Davies tells Peter Jackson about his time as Britain's Number 1 at the end of the '50s and pioneering the professional game.

01042011042420120623

Maverick tennis player Mike Davies tells Peter Jackson about his time as Britain's Number 1 at the end of the '50s and pioneering the professional game.

01042011042420120624

Maverick tennis player Mike Davies tells Peter Jackson about his career.

01042011042420120624

Maverick tennis player Mike Davies tells Peter Jackson about his career.

02012011112620130806 (RW)

Peter Jackson travels to Atlanta, Georgia to find out how Welsh soccer missionary Phil Woosnam converted the United States of America to the game, and hears stories of Pele.

02032011121020120609
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Peter Jackson talks to Chico Hopkins, one of the best loved characters in Welsh rugby who's often remembered for one try which beat England, but has so much more to tell.

Peter Jackson talks to Chico Hopkins, one of the best loved characters in Welsh rugby.

Peter Jackson talks to Chico Hopkins, one of the best loved characters in Welsh rugby.

Peter Jackson talks to Chico Hopkins, one of the best loved characters in Welsh rugby who's often remembered for one try which beat England, but has so much more to tell.

02042011121720120616

Mark Ring was labelled the Clown Prince of Welsh rugby. But there was so much more to this talented player than that, as he reveals in a frank interview with Peter Jackson

02042011121720120616

Mark Ring was labelled the Clown Prince of Welsh rugby. But there was so much more to this talented player than that, as he reveals in a frank interview with Peter Jackson.

02042011121720120617

Peter Jackson interviews Mark Ring about bribery and the third best team in the world.

02042011121720120617

Peter Jackson interviews Mark Ring about bribery and the third best team in the world.

02052011122620130328 (RW)

Peter Jackson is joined by Mickey Thomas, Ian Walsh, Leighton James and Joey Jones to recall the day 30 years ago when Wales beat England 4-1.

0206Behind The Iron Curtain20171203

Peter Jackson unveils stories of deceit, paranoia and subterfuge behind the Iron Curtain.

0301Vicki Thomas2012050520120507
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Peter Jackson talks to Vicki Thomas about her golfing family and representing your country

Peter Jackson talks to Vicki Thomas about her golfing family, class differences, representing your country and beating the Americans on their home turf.

Peter Jackson talks to Vicki Thomas about her golfing family, class differences, representing your country and beating the Americans on their home turf.

Peter Jackson talks to Vicki Thomas about her golfing family and representing your country

Peter Jackson talks to Vicki Thomas about her golfing family, class differences, representing your country and beating the Americans on their home turf.

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Peter Jackson talks to Vicki Thomas about her golfing family and representing your country

0301Vicki Thomas20120507

Peter Jackson talks to Vicki Thomas about her golfing family and representing your country

0302Bob Latchford2012051220120513

Ex-England centre forward Bob Latchford was once Britain's most expensive footballer. Now he tells Peter Jackson what it's like to be a folk hero for some Welsh fans.

Ex-England centre forward Bob Latchford tells Peter Jackson about being a Welsh folk hero.

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Ex-England centre forward Bob Latchford tells Peter Jackson about being a Welsh folk hero.

Ex-England centre forward Bob Latchford was once Britain's most expensive footballer. Now he tells Peter Jackson what it's like to be a folk hero for some Welsh fans.

0303Steve Robinson2012051920120520

Boxer Steve Robinson tells Peter Jackson about taking the world featherweight crown.

Peter Jackson visits the gym with Steve Robinson to talk about how the boxer took the world featherweight crown just two days after being told of the fight.

Boxer Steve Robinson tells Peter Jackson about taking the world featherweight crown.

Peter Jackson visits the gym with Steve Robinson to talk about how the boxer took the world featherweight crown just two days after being told of the fight.

0304 LASTShaun Edwards2012052620120527
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Peter Jackson talks to Welsh rugby's defence coach Shaun Edwards about pain, faith and the values that shaped his career in Rugby League and stayed with him in the Union code.

Peter Jackson talks to Welsh rugby's defence coach Shaun Edwards about pain, faith and the values that shaped his career in Rugby League and stayed with him in the Union code.

0401Ken Matthews2012122920121230

Peter Jackson talks to Ken Matthews about how he won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

Peter Jackson talks to Ken Matthews about how he won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, and returned to very much less hoopla than that which greeted the 2012 Olympians.

0401Ken Matthews2012122920121230

Peter Jackson talks to Ken Matthews about how he won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

Peter Jackson talks to Ken Matthews about how he won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, and returned to very much less hoopla than that which greeted the 2012 Olympians.

0401Ken Matthews2012122920130104

Peter Jackson talks to Ken Matthews about how he won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, and returned to very much less hoopla than that which greeted the 2012 Olympians.

0401Ken Matthews2012122920130104

Peter Jackson talks to Ken Matthews about how he won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, and returned to very much less hoopla than that which greeted the 2012 Olympians.

0402Football League2013010520130106

Peter Jackson uncovers the story of arguably the Welshest team ever in the Football League

Peter Jackson uncovers the story of arguably the Welshest team ever in the Football League and the man who created it. It's not who you think it is.

0402Football League2013010520130106

Peter Jackson uncovers the story of arguably the Welshest team ever in the Football League

Peter Jackson uncovers the story of arguably the Welshest team ever in the Football League and the man who created it. It's not who you think it is.

0402Football League2013010520130109

Peter Jackson uncovers the story of arguably the Welshest team ever in the Football League

0403Sport And Nationality2013011220130113

Peter Jackson asks if athletes can be on top form when not playing for their birth country

Peter Jackson studies the notion of sport and nationality - can an athlete perform at their best if they're not playing for the country of their birth?

0403Sport And Nationality2013011220130113
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Peter Jackson asks if athletes can be on top form when not playing for their birth country

Peter Jackson studies the notion of sport and nationality - can an athlete perform at their best if they're not playing for the country of their birth?

0403Sport And Nationality2013011220130115
0403Sport And Nationality2013011220130115
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Peter Jackson studies the notion of sport and nationality - can an athlete perform at their best if they're not playing for the country of their birth?

Peter Jackson asks if athletes can be on top form when not playing for their birth country

0404 LASTJock Stein2013011920130120

Peter Jackson traces the story of Jock Stein, who started his footballing days at Llanelli

Peter Jackson traces the story of Jock Stein, who started his full-time professional footballing days at Llanelli.

Peter Jackson traces the story of Jock Stein, who started his full-time professional footballing days at Llanelli.

Peter Jackson traces the story of Jock Stein, who started his footballing days at Llanelli

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Peter Jackson talks to the legendary Tommy Docherty as he profiles Jimmy Scoular.

Peter Jackson talks to the legendary Tommy Docherty as he profiles Jimmy Scoular, the manager who took on the might of Europe during the 60s and 70s as manager of Cardiff City.

Peter Jackson recalls the great West Indian cricketers who have graced the Glamorgan cricket pavilion and hears from Toby Radford, the Welsh coach guiding the current batsmen.

Peter Jackson features the West Indian cricketers who have graced the Glamorgan pavilion.

Peter Jackson features the West Indian cricketers who have graced the Glamorgan pavilion.

Peter Jackson recalls the great West Indian cricketers who have graced the Glamorgan cricket pavilion and hears from Toby Radford, the Welsh coach guiding the current batsmen.

Peter Jackson talks to the legendary Tommy Docherty as he profiles Jimmy Scoular.

Peter Jackson talks to the legendary Tommy Docherty as he profiles Jimmy Scoular, the manager who took on the might of Europe during the 60s and 70s as manager of Cardiff City.

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Peter Jackson talks to Tommy Docherty as he profiles Jimmy Scoular.

Peter Jackson talks to Tommy Docherty as he profiles Jimmy Scoular, the manager who took on the might of Europe during the 1960s and 70s as manager of Cardiff City.

Peter Jackson talks to the legendary Tommy Docherty as he profiles Jimmy Scoular.

Peter Jackson talks to Tommy Docherty as he profiles Jimmy Scoular.

Peter Jackson talks to Tommy Docherty as he profiles Jimmy Scoular, the manager who took on the might of Europe during the 1960s and 70s as manager of Cardiff City.

Peter Jackson talks to the legendary Tommy Docherty as he profiles Jimmy Scoular.

Peter Jackson talks to the legendary Tommy Docherty as he profiles Jimmy Scoular, the manager who took on the might of Europe during the 60s and 70s as manager of Cardiff City.

050220171112

Peter Jackson talks to Tommy Docherty as he profiles Jimmy Scoular.

05032013102020131023 (RW)

The Welshman who saved English rugby. Peter Jackson talks to Brian Blaister, the ex Llandudno footballer who guided the Rugby Football Union from 'blazers to professionalism'.

Peter Jackson talks to Brian Blaister, the Welshman who saved English rugby.

Peter Jackson talks to Brian Blaister, the Welshman who saved English rugby.

The Welshman who saved English rugby. Peter Jackson talks to Brian Blaister, the ex Llandudno footballer who guided the Rugby Football Union from 'blazers to professionalism'.

0504 LAST2013102620131029 (RW)
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Peter Jackson talks to Welsh Ryder Cup veteran Brian Huggett.

Peter Jackson talks to Welsh Ryder Cup veteran Brian Huggett about fair play, Jack Nicklaus and a lifetime in golf.

Peter Jackson talks to Welsh Ryder Cup veteran Brian Huggett.

Peter Jackson talks to Welsh Ryder Cup veteran Brian Huggett about fair play, Jack Nicklaus and a lifetime in golf.

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Peter Jackson relives the day 50 years ago when Glamorgan, a team mostly born within a few miles of St Helen's in Swansea, beat the Australians and won the Welsh Ashes.

Peter Jackson relives the day 50 years ago when Glamorgan won the Welsh Ashes.

06022014080920140813 (RW)

Welsh wing JJ Williams tells Peter Jackson of the political turmoil, at home and abroad, that surrounded the 'invincible' British Lions rugby tour to South Africa 40 years ago.

Remembering the political turmoil around the 1974 British Lions tour to South Africa.

Remembering the political turmoil around the 1974 British Lions tour to South Africa.

Welsh wing JJ Williams tells Peter Jackson of the political turmoil, at home and abroad, that surrounded the 'invincible' British Lions rugby tour to South Africa 40 years ago.

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Veteran journalist Peter Jackson talks to one of the great eccentrics of Welsh sport who was also the greatest goalkeeper of his generation, Neville Southall.

Peter Jackson talks to one of the great eccentrics of Welsh sport, Neville Southall.

Peter Jackson talks to one of the great eccentrics of Welsh sport, Neville Southall.

Veteran journalist Peter Jackson talks to one of the great eccentrics of Welsh sport who was also the greatest goalkeeper of his generation, Neville Southall.

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Peter Jackson talks to former rugby league player Mike Nicholas about his hard-man reputation, taking on the Australians almost single-handed, and fighting post-sport depression.

Peter Jackson talks to former rugby league player and Port Talbot boy Mike Nicholas.

Peter Jackson talks to former rugby league player and Port Talbot boy Mike Nicholas.

Peter Jackson talks to former rugby league player Mike Nicholas about his hard-man reputation, taking on the Australians almost single-handed, and fighting post-sport depression.

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Peter Jackson recalls Glamorgan cricket's overseas stars, including Viv Richards.

Peter Jackson recalls Glamorgan cricket's overseas stars like Majid Khan, Mike Kasprowicz, Ravi Shastri, Waqar Younis, Roy Fredericks and Viv Richards.

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Robbed? As newly confident Wales prepare for football's European Championship, Peter Jackson recalls how the Dragons missed out on a championship semi-final in notorious fashion.

Peter Jackson recalls how the Dragons missed out on a championship semi-final.

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Peter Jackson reveals the story of Wales's forgotten world champion, Monmouthshire's motorcycling Gary Hocking, the world's best at 350cc and 500cc.

Peter Jackson reveals the story of Wales's forgotten world champion, Gary Hocking.

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Peter Jackson talks to former Welsh rugby player and coach Clive Rowlands.

Peter Jackson is joined by former Welsh rugby player and coach Clive Rowlands, who talks about how family, community and overcoming personal tragedy helped shaped him.

08012016041020160414 (RW)

Peter Jackson examines the issue of sport and nationality.

Peter Jackson examines the issue of sport and nationality, talking to the family of ex-Wales rugby coach Mike Ruddock about the choice of whether to play for Ireland or Wales.

Peter Jackson examines the issue of sport and nationality.

Peter Jackson examines the issue of sport and nationality, talking to the family of ex-Wales rugby coach Mike Ruddock about the choice of whether to play for Ireland or Wales.

0801Sport And Nationality20180114

Peter Jackson examines the issue of sport and nationality.

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Peter Jackson talks to the greatest run-getter in Welsh cricket history Alan Jones, accumulator of more than 36,000 runs.

Peter Jackson talks to former cricketer Alan Jones, accumulator of more than 36,000 runs.

Peter Jackson talks to the greatest run-getter in Welsh cricket history Alan Jones, accumulator of more than 36,000 runs.

Peter Jackson talks to former cricketer Alan Jones, accumulator of more than 36,000 runs.

080220180121

Peter Jackson talks to former cricketer Alan Jones, accumulator of more than 36,000 runs.

0803Career-ending Injuries: What Do Sports-people Do Next?2016042320160428 (RW)

Former Cardiff City striker Bobby Brown and England bowler Simon Jones reveal to Peter Jackson how they struggled after injury ended their playing days.

Bobby Brown and Simon Jones on how they struggled after injury ended their playing days.

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Referee Clive Thomas relives sendings-off, his confrontation with Johan Cruyff and the international intrigue of overseas football.

Referee Clive Thomas relives sendings-off and his confrontation with Johan Cruyff.

Referee Clive Thomas relives sendings-off, his confrontation with Johan Cruyff and the international intrigue of overseas football.

Referee Clive Thomas relives sendings-off and his confrontation with Johan Cruyff.

09Dick Krzywicki20170504
09Dick Krzywicki20170903
09Dick Krzywicki20170904

Peter Jackson meets Welsh international Dick Krzywicki, whose parents survived the Nazis.

09Dick Krzywicki20171210

Peter Jackson meets Welsh international Dick Krzywicki, whose parents survived the Nazis.

09Jim Mills20170513
09Jim Mills20170518

Peter Jackson talks to former Wales and Great Britain rugby league star Jim Mills.

09Jim Mills20170917

Peter Jackson talks to former Wales and Great Britain rugby league star Jim Mills.

Big Jim Mills is to be honoured in Wales as a rugby great, yet the former Wales and Great Britain rugby league star has been sent off more times than any other player. He talks to Peter Jackson about his Cardiff school days, his role as team enforcer and his remarkable friendship with the victim of notorious foul play.

09Jim Mills20170918
09Jim Mills20171217

Peter Jackson talks to former Wales and Great Britain rugby league star Jim Mills.

Big Jim Mills is to be honoured in Wales as a rugby great, yet the former Wales and Great Britain rugby league star has been sent off more times than any other player. He talks to Peter Jackson about his Cardiff school days, his role as team enforcer and his remarkable friendship with the victim of notorious foul play.

09Joey Jones20170520
09Joey Jones20170924

Peter Jackson talks to Joey Jones, the first Welshman to win a European Cup winner's medal

09Joey Jones20170925
09Joey Jones20170925

Peter Jackson talks to Joey Jones, the first Welshman to win a European Cup winner's medal

09Joey Jones20180107

Peter Jackson talks to Joey Jones, the first Welshman to win a European Cup winner's medal

09Terry Yorath20170506
09Terry Yorath20170511
09Terry Yorath20170910
09Terry Yorath20170911

Peter Jackson talks to former Wales football captain and manager Terry Yorath.

0901Dick Krzywicki20170429

Peter Jackson hears how Dick Krzywicki pulled on a Welsh football shirt after his father survived Auschwitz and his mother emerged from Nazi detention.

Peter Jackson hears how Dick Krzywicki pulled on a Welsh football shirt after his father survived Auschwitz and his mother emerged from Nazi detention.

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How a Welsh soccer team saved the career - and maybe the life - of a gassed WW1 soldier.

Peter Jackson interviews sporting stars

Peter Jackson tells the story of the unbeaten season of the remarkable Mid-Rhondda FC through the eyes of one of its stars - only months after he'd been gassed in the trenches of France during World War One.

Mid-Rhondda emerged renewed after the Tonypandy riots and then the War to become a side willing to take on all-comers. And one of its stars was Jimmy Seed, turned down by Sunderland because they feared he wouldn't recover from twice being gassed while serving in the trenches. Now his grandson helps Peter uncover the story of how he now only survived but flourished to play for his country and lift the FA Cup.

10012018071220180715 (RW)

How a Welsh soccer team saved the career - and maybe the life - of a gassed WW1 soldier.

Peter Jackson interviews sporting stars

Peter Jackson tells the story of the unbeaten season of the remarkable Mid-Rhondda FC through the eyes of one of its stars - only months after he'd been gassed in the trenches of France during World War One.

Mid-Rhondda emerged renewed after the Tonypandy riots and then the War to become a side willing to take on all-comers. And one of its stars was Jimmy Seed, turned down by Sunderland because they feared he wouldn't recover from twice being gassed while serving in the trenches. Now his grandson helps Peter uncover the story of how he now only survived but flourished to play for his country and lift the FA Cup.

100120180712

How a Welsh soccer team saved the career - and maybe the life - of a gassed WW1 soldier.

Peter Jackson interviews sporting stars

Peter Jackson tells the story of the unbeaten season of the remarkable Mid-Rhondda FC through the eyes of one of its stars - only months after he'd been gassed in the trenches of France during World War One.

Mid-Rhondda emerged renewed after the Tonypandy riots and then the War to become a side willing to take on all-comers. And one of its stars was Jimmy Seed, turned down by Sunderland because they feared he wouldn't recover from twice being gassed while serving in the trenches. Now his grandson helps Peter uncover the story of how he now only survived but flourished to play for his country and lift the FA Cup.

1002Lynne Thomas2018071920180722 (RW)

The pioneering Welsh sportswoman Lynne Thomas - a champion in both hockey and cricket.

Peter Jackson interviews sporting stars

Peter Jackson meets Lynne Thomas, newly-installed in the Welsh Sporting Hall of Fame for her pioneering performances in women's sport. She was part of the team which smashed England's home record when Wales beat England at hockey in front of 50,000 fans at Wembley. Then she became the first woman in the world to score a century in one-day international cricket. And, at 246 runs, she was part of the record opening stand in Women's Cricket World Cup history. She has also encouraged dozens of others to follow her into Welsh sport through her teaching and coaching.

1003David Mercer2018072620180729 (RW)

Respect in sport with David Mercer who umpired a McEnroe-Connors Wimbledon shootout.

Peter Jackson interviews sporting stars

Swansea tennis expert David Mercer umpired a Wimbledon final shootout between John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors and survived. He talks to Peter Jackson about respect and tantrums in sport, ensuring fair play, and how Llanelli's Edward James - the man in the chair during McEnroe's You Cannot Be Serious outburst - helped him on his way. He recalls surviving a Nastase outburst in Romania. And he tells how he moved from sharing a dressing room with the legendary Ken Rosewall to adjudicating at matches to a career commentating for the BBC.

1004Cardiff City legend Peter King2018080220180805 (RW)

Peter King tells how he fought for his life in the Cardiff City cause at the top level.

Peter Jackson interviews sporting stars

As Cardiff City hit the Premier League, veteran club forward Peter King recalls how he fought for his life the last time the club graced the top level of British football. King played in the Bluebirds' last match in the old First Division without realising he and his roommate were suffering from tuberculosis. While his friend never played again, King recovered in a sanatorium and went on to play more than 400 games and score more than 100 goals - a remarkable double that's unlikely to be beaten. He then became a prison officer, ran 61 marathons and took part in "ultra" racing, once running 142 miles in 24 hours. He talks to Peter Jackson about health, endurance and loyalty.

1004Cardiff City legend Peter King20180802

Peter King tells how he fought for his life in the Cardiff City cause at the top level.

Peter Jackson interviews sporting stars

As Cardiff City hit the Premier League, veteran club forward Peter King recalls how he fought for his life the last time the club graced the top level of British football. King played in the Bluebirds' last match in the old First Division without realising he and his roommate were suffering from tuberculosis. While his friend never played again, King recovered in a sanatorium and went on to play more than 400 games and score more than 100 goals - a remarkable double that's unlikely to be beaten. He then became a prison officer, ran 61 marathons and took part in "ultra" racing, once running 142 miles in 24 hours. He talks to Peter Jackson about health, endurance and loyalty.

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