Sport In Books

Six programmes looking at sport in literature.


01Play Up! And Play The Game19980411

Chris Sykes explores the links between cricket and poetry with David Dabydeen, Graham Mort, Alan Ross and Harold Pinter

02The Eucharist Of The Gumshield19980418

Chris Sykes examines the literature of boxing.

With Neil Allen, Val Cunningham and Vernon Scannell.

03A Good Walk Spoiled19980424

Chris Sykes discusses the literature of golf.

With Malcolm Hamer, Hilary Spurling, Donald Steel and John Updike.

04The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-time19980502

4: `The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'.

Chris Sykes investigates the incidence of sport in crime writing.

With Colin Dexter, Dick Francis and HRF Keating.

05The Changing Room - And Beyond19980508

5: `The Changing Room - and Beyond'.

Chris Sykes discusses sport and drama with Michael Billington, John Godber and Harold Pinter

06Over The Moon - Or Sick As A Parrot?19980515

`Over the Moon - or Sick as a Parrot?' In the last of six programmes, Chris Sykes explores the use of language in sport with John Carey and Frank Keating.