Sporting Philanthropists

Three programmes examining the habits and motives of big-hearted British businessmen.



Liam Fogarty meets the super-rich sporting benefactors behind some of our greatest achievements.


Liam Fogarty meets super-rich sporting benefactors.

01Sir Eddie Kulukundis19990102

Sir Eddie Kulukundis admits to being a very unfit man, but he is the most successful person in British athletics history.

He is an unsung hero who has given millions of pounds to athletes since the early 1970s.

02John Beckwith19990109

is a multimillionaire property developer.

He is also the quiet, dignified man who has bankrolled the teaching of PE in primary schools for the past four years.

In this programme, Liam Fogarty finds out what motivates Beckwith's philanthropy.

03 LASTJack Hayward19990115

earned his reputation for patriotism by funding the return of the SS Great Britain.

Liam Forgarty discovers the Wolverhampton Wanderers are his real passion.