MOTORSPORT: ‘Motor Racing at the BBC: That Petrol Emotion’ – New series on BBC Four

March 15, 2013

The glory days of British motor racing are to be celebrated in a new BBC Four series which buffs up some of the BBC’s most memorable coverage from the sport’s earliest days.

‘Motor Racing at the BBC: That Petrol Emotion’ is a five-part series which tells the compelling story of the early days of Formula 1 – from the 1950s through to the 1970s – courtesy of images from the BBC archives.

From track to paddock to a changing Britain beyond, and driven by a powerful period soundtrack, this new series is motor racing’s version of ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Years’.

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TV: BBC Three to air Oscar Pistorius documentary

February 21, 2013

BBC Three will screen a fast-turnaround one-off documentary on the murder of Reeva Steenkamp who was allegedly shot to death by her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius.

The South African superstar, who won two gold medals and a silver at the Paralympic Games in London in 2012, is accused of murder, though pleads not guilty.

Rick Edwards, who recently made his debut fronting BBC Three’s Free Speech and presented Channel 4’s breakfast show during the Paralympics last summer, will present the new BBC Three documentary entitled ‘Oscar Pistorious: What Really Happened?’.

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TV: Sporting Heroes – New series on Sky Sports

January 5, 2013

A new 12-part series on Sky Sports will take you up close and personal with some of the biggest stars in the world of sport.

Sporting Heroes invites a host of big names to take part in an hour-long interview to bring Sky Sports viewers an in-depth look at some of the biggest names from a variety of disiplines.

Veteran sports broadcaster Gary Newbon will introduce each episode and conduct three of the interviews in series, but in twist compared to most series of its kind it will be also asking sports stars to interview their own sporting heroes, bringing viewers an even more unique insight into their lives and careers.

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