Jacko's Sporting Almanac

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Bonesetter Reese2019072520190726 (RW)
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The story of John D Bonesetter Reese is untold in Wales. Yet when the self-educated, Eisteddfod-winning, Sunday-school teaching Welshmen died in 1931, his obituaries were carried in newspapers from New York to San Francisco. Because Reese had won the nickname Bonesetter due to his knack of healing ligaments, strains and pulls learned in the iron town of Rhymney. His patients were the miners and metalworkers of Youngstown, Ohio where he went when work was running short at the top of the Rhymney Valley. But when his ability was used by some of the great baseball players of the day, his fame spread and he gained an international reputation. And as well as the sportsmen, he treated show biz stars, chorus girls, acrobats, greats of American industry and even David Lloyd George while the fellow Welshman was on an American speaking tour. Peter Jackson has been to Ohio to speak to Bonesetter’s family, historians and baseball exports to tell the remarkable story of John D Reese.

From Rhymney iron works to one of baseball's unsung heroes \u2013 Peter Jackson reveals all.

Peter Jackson interviews sporting stars

Elis Wyn Williams20190808

Scrum half Elis Wyn Williams never won a cap and his old friends would say that was partly because he was too busy making sure others won theirs. Elis did get a Secondary Schools’ cap and played 70 matches in seven seasons at London Welsh when they were loaded with British Lions. In this programme, Peter Jackson reports that no other Welsh scrum-half can claim to have turned four of his pupils at a state school in north-west London into international sportsmen - England footballers Luther Blissett and Dave Beasant, cricketers Chris Lewis and Phillip DeFreitas. Indeed Lewis and DeFreitas together opened the bowling for England in one match - how many schools can claim to have that on their honours board? And Lewis joins Jackson on Jacko’s Sporting Almanac to talk about Elis Wyn Williams’s inspirational qualities – and about how Mr Williams got in touch with him after he was released from jail after a drugs conviction. With contributions from historian and old friend Alun Wyn Bevan and Mr Williams’s brother John, a fascinating story of the dedication and motivating qualities of the Brynaman boy emerges.

The Welsh teacher who helped an England bowling partnership and two England soccer stars.

Peter Jackson interviews sporting stars

Elis Wyn Williams2019080820190809 (RW)

Scrum half Elis Wyn Williams never won a cap and his old friends would say that was partly because he was too busy making sure others won theirs. Elis did get a Secondary Schools’ cap and played 70 matches in seven seasons at London Welsh when they were loaded with British Lions. In this programme, Peter Jackson reports that no other Welsh scrum-half can claim to have turned four of his pupils at a state school in north-west London into international sportsmen - England footballers Luther Blissett and Dave Beasant, cricketers Chris Lewis and Phillip DeFreitas. Indeed Lewis and DeFreitas together opened the bowling for England in one match - how many schools can claim to have that on their honours board? And Lewis joins Jackson on Jacko’s Sporting Almanac to talk about Elis Wyn Williams’s inspirational qualities – and about how Mr Williams got in touch with him after he was released from jail after a drugs conviction. With contributions from historian and old friend Alun Wyn Bevan and Mr Williams’s brother John, a fascinating story of the dedication and motivating qualities of the Brynaman boy emerges.

The Welsh teacher who helped an England bowling partnership and two England soccer stars.

Peter Jackson interviews sporting stars

Elis Wyn Williams2019080820190811 (RW)

Scrum half Elis Wyn Williams never won a cap and his old friends would say that was partly because he was too busy making sure others won theirs. Elis did get a Secondary Schools’ cap and played 70 matches in seven seasons at London Welsh when they were loaded with British Lions. In this programme, Peter Jackson reports that no other Welsh scrum-half can claim to have turned four of his pupils at a state school in north-west London into international sportsmen - England footballers Luther Blissett and Dave Beasant, cricketers Chris Lewis and Phillip DeFreitas. Indeed Lewis and DeFreitas together opened the bowling for England in one match - how many schools can claim to have that on their honours board? And Lewis joins Jackson on Jacko’s Sporting Almanac to talk about Elis Wyn Williams’s inspirational qualities – and about how Mr Williams got in touch with him after he was released from jail after a drugs conviction. With contributions from historian and old friend Alun Wyn Bevan and Mr Williams’s brother John, a fascinating story of the dedication and motivating qualities of the Brynaman boy emerges.

The Welsh teacher who helped an England bowling partnership and two England soccer stars.

Peter Jackson interviews sporting stars

Elis Wyn Williams2019080820190809 (RW)
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Scrum half Elis Wyn Williams never won a cap and his old friends would say that was partly because he was too busy making sure others won theirs. Elis did get a Secondary Schools’ cap and played 70 matches in seven seasons at London Welsh when they were loaded with British Lions. In this programme, Peter Jackson reports that no other Welsh scrum-half can claim to have turned four of his pupils at a state school in north-west London into international sportsmen - England footballers Luther Blissett and Dave Beasant, cricketers Chris Lewis and Phillip DeFreitas. Indeed Lewis and DeFreitas together opened the bowling for England in one match - how many schools can claim to have that on their honours board? And Lewis joins Jackson on Jacko’s Sporting Almanac to talk about Elis Wyn Williams’s inspirational qualities – and about how Mr Williams got in touch with him after he was released from jail after a drugs conviction. With contributions from historian and old friend Alun Wyn Bevan and Mr Williams’s brother John, a fascinating story of the dedication and motivating qualities of the Brynaman boy emerges.

The Welsh teacher who helped an England bowling partnership and two England soccer stars.

Peter Jackson interviews sporting stars

Staying Friends2019080120190802 (RW)
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How can two men who fought each other to a standstill become friends later in life – and stay that way? Peter Jackson traces the relationship between boxers who fought for a world title – with each admitting they were never quite the same again. In the heat of Nevada in 1983, Colin Jones – one of the hardest-hitting Welsh boxers of all time – and the tall native of Detroit Milton McCrory fought two epic battles for boxing’s World Welterweight title. The first fight in Reno ended in a draw. The second, a noon showdown in an old carpark in Las Vegas, saw McCrory take the title on points. And that should have been that.And yet some years later, with Jones now Welsh Boxing’s national coach and McCrory teaching youngsters at the legendary Kronk gym in Detroit where he started out, the pair – and their wives – met up and realised there was a level of respect and friendship that took them both by surprise. Jackson has spoken to both men to piece together what happened in those fights, and how a relationship can endure despite their avowed intent in 1983 to knock each other to the canvas, and make sure one of them didn’t get up.

The friendship of Milton McCrory and Colin Jones - after they boxed to a standstill.

Peter Jackson interviews sporting stars

Staying Friends: Milton McCrory & Colin Jones, the boxers who fought to a standstill20190801

How can two men who fought each other to a standstill become friends later in life – and stay that way? Peter Jackson traces the relationship between boxers who fought for a world title – with each admitting they were never quite the same again. In the heat of Nevada in 1983, Colin Jones – one of the hardest-hitting Welsh boxers of all time – and the tall native of Detroit Milton McCrory fought two epic battles for boxing’s World Welterweight title. The first fight in Reno ended in a draw. The second, a noon showdown in an old carpark in Las Vegas, saw McCrory take the title on points. And that should have been that.And yet some years later, with Jones now Welsh Boxing’s national coach and McCrory teaching youngsters at the legendary Kronk gym in Detroit where he started out, the pair – and their wives – met up and realised there was a level of respect and friendship that took them both by surprise. Jackson has spoken to both men to piece together what happened in those fights, and how a relationship can endure despite their avowed intent in 1983 to knock each other to the canvas, and make sure one of them didn’t get up.

The friendship of Milton McCrory & Colin Jones - after 24 of the toughest rounds in boxing

Peter Jackson interviews sporting stars

Staying Friends: Milton McCrory & Colin Jones, the boxers who fought to a standstill2019080120190802 (RW)

How can two men who fought each other to a standstill become friends later in life – and stay that way? Peter Jackson traces the relationship between boxers who fought for a world title – with each admitting they were never quite the same again. In the heat of Nevada in 1983, Colin Jones – one of the hardest-hitting Welsh boxers of all time – and the tall native of Detroit Milton McCrory fought two epic battles for boxing’s World Welterweight title. The first fight in Reno ended in a draw. The second, a noon showdown in an old carpark in Las Vegas, saw McCrory take the title on points. And that should have been that.And yet some years later, with Jones now Welsh Boxing’s national coach and McCrory teaching youngsters at the legendary Kronk gym in Detroit where he started out, the pair – and their wives – met up and realised there was a level of respect and friendship that took them both by surprise. Jackson has spoken to both men to piece together what happened in those fights, and how a relationship can endure despite their avowed intent in 1983 to knock each other to the canvas, and make sure one of them didn’t get up.

The friendship of Milton McCrory & Colin Jones - after 24 of the toughest rounds in boxing

Peter Jackson interviews sporting stars

Staying Friends: Milton McCrory & Colin Jones, the boxers who fought to a standstill2019080120190804 (RW)

How can two men who fought each other to a standstill become friends later in life – and stay that way? Peter Jackson traces the relationship between boxers who fought for a world title – with each admitting they were never quite the same again. In the heat of Nevada in 1983, Colin Jones – one of the hardest-hitting Welsh boxers of all time – and the tall native of Detroit Milton McCrory fought two epic battles for boxing’s World Welterweight title. The first fight in Reno ended in a draw. The second, a noon showdown in an old carpark in Las Vegas, saw McCrory take the title on points. And that should have been that.And yet some years later, with Jones now Welsh Boxing’s national coach and McCrory teaching youngsters at the legendary Kronk gym in Detroit where he started out, the pair – and their wives – met up and realised there was a level of respect and friendship that took them both by surprise. Jackson has spoken to both men to piece together what happened in those fights, and how a relationship can endure despite their avowed intent in 1983 to knock each other to the canvas, and make sure one of them didn’t get up.

The friendship of Milton McCrory & Colin Jones - after 24 of the toughest rounds in boxing

Peter Jackson interviews sporting stars

Staying Friends: Milton Mccrory And Colin Jones, The Boxers Who Fought To A Standstill2019080120190802 (RW)
20190804 (RW)

How can two men who fought each other to a standstill become friends later in life – and stay that way? Peter Jackson traces the relationship between boxers who fought for a world title – with each admitting they were never quite the same again. In the heat of Nevada in 1983, Colin Jones – one of the hardest-hitting Welsh boxers of all time – and the tall native of Detroit Milton McCrory fought two epic battles for boxing’s World Welterweight title. The first fight in Reno ended in a draw. The second, a noon showdown in an old carpark in Las Vegas, saw McCrory take the title on points. And that should have been that.And yet some years later, with Jones now Welsh Boxing’s national coach and McCrory teaching youngsters at the legendary Kronk gym in Detroit where he started out, the pair – and their wives – met up and realised there was a level of respect and friendship that took them both by surprise. Jackson has spoken to both men to piece together what happened in those fights, and how a relationship can endure despite their avowed intent in 1983 to knock each other to the canvas, and make sure one of them didn’t get up.

The friendship of Milton McCrory & Colin Jones - after 24 of the toughest rounds in boxing

Peter Jackson interviews sporting stars

The Battle of Swansea2019081520190818 (RW)

In 1969 a peaceful protest against the visit of the Springbok rugby South African rugby team to Britain turned ugly – with accusations a Welsh team hired vigilantes to beat demonstrators. The events surrounding the dissent against the visit of the Springboks to Swansea achieved notoriety. Now, 50 years on, Peter Jackson talks to players from both sides, as well as to demonstrators. The Springbok’s vice-captain reveals how he escaped virtual house-arrest in the team’s Welsh hotel to attend a protest meeting to try to put their side of the story. And he reveals how the protests led him on a personal journey which helped integrate sport in South Africa years later.

How Welsh protest against the Springboks and apartheid became a battle to change sport.

Peter Jackson interviews sporting stars

The Battle of Swansea2019081520190818 (RW)
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In 1969 a peaceful protest against the visit of the Springbok rugby South African rugby team to Britain turned ugly – with accusations a Welsh team hired vigilantes to beat demonstrators. The events surrounding the dissent against the visit of the Springboks to Swansea achieved notoriety. Now, 50 years on, Peter Jackson talks to players from both sides, as well as to demonstrators. The Springbok’s vice-captain reveals how he escaped virtual house-arrest in the team’s Welsh hotel to attend a protest meeting to try to put their side of the story. And he reveals how the protests led him on a personal journey which helped integrate sport in South Africa years later.

How Welsh protest against the Springboks and apartheid became a battle to change sport.

Peter Jackson interviews sporting stars

In 1969 a peaceful protest against the visit of the Springbok rugby South African rugby team to Britain turned ugly – with accusations a Welsh team hired vigilantes to beat demonstrators. The events surrounding the dissent against the visit of the Springboks to Swansea achieved notoriety. Now, 50 years on, Peter Jackson talks to players from both sides, as well as to demonstrators. The Springbok’s vice-captain reveals how he escaped virtual house-arrest in the team’s Welsh hotel to attend a protest meeting to try to put their side of the story. And he reveals how the protests led him on a personal journey which helped integrate sport in South Africa years later.

How Welsh protest against the Springboks and apartheid became a battle to change sport.

Peter Jackson interviews sporting stars

In 1969 a peaceful protest against the visit of the Springbok rugby South African rugby team to Britain turned ugly – with accusations a Welsh team hired vigilantes to beat demonstrators. The events surrounding the dissent against the visit of the Springboks to Swansea achieved notoriety. Now, 50 years on, Peter Jackson talks to players from both sides, as well as to demonstrators. The Springbok’s vice-captain reveals how he escaped virtual house-arrest in the team’s Welsh hotel to attend a protest meeting to try to put their side of the story. And he reveals how the protests led him on a personal journey which helped integrate sport in South Africa years later.

How Welsh protest against the Springboks and apartheid became a battle to change sport.

Peter Jackson interviews sporting stars

The Battle Of Swansea2019081520190816 (RW)
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In 1969 a peaceful protest against the visit of the Springbok rugby South African rugby team to Britain turned ugly – with accusations a Welsh team hired vigilantes to beat demonstrators. The events surrounding the dissent against the visit of the Springboks to Swansea achieved notoriety. Now, 50 years on, Peter Jackson talks to players from both sides, as well as to demonstrators. The Springbok’s vice-captain reveals how he escaped virtual house-arrest in the team’s Welsh hotel to attend a protest meeting to try to put their side of the story. And he reveals how the protests led him on a personal journey which helped integrate sport in South Africa years later.

How Welsh protest against the Springboks and apartheid became a battle to change sport.

Peter Jackson interviews sporting stars

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Peter Jackson asks Giorgio Chinaglia about his amazing footballing career.

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

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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.

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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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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 and representing your country

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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

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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?

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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

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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.

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

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

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.

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

Peter Jackson talks to the legendary 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, 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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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 and his confrontation with Johan Cruyff.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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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