Wall Of Death

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20050422 (R4)

Take a huge wooden drum, put a viewing platform around the top and ride a vintage motorbike around its vertical walls at forty miles an hour while carrying out a series of gravity-defying stunts.

The Wall of Death is a spectacle which has enthralled funfair audiences in Britain for seventy-five years and it still draws in the crowds today.

As one of the two remaining walls in Britain comes up for auction, Andy Kershaw explores the history of this most spectacular of all fairground shows and meets the men and women who are brave - or mad - enough to carry on the tradition.

2004122020050403
20050422 (R4)

Take a huge wooden drum, put a viewing platform around the top and ride a vintage motorbike around its vertical walls at forty miles an hour while carrying out a series of gravity-defying stunts.

The Wall of Death is a spectacle which has enthralled funfair audiences in Britain for seventy-five years and it still draws in the crowds today.

As one of the two remaining walls in Britain comes up for auction, Andy Kershaw explores the history of this most spectacular of all fairground shows and meets the men and women who are brave - or mad - enough to carry on the tradition.

20050403

Andy Kershaw explores the history of The Wall of Death, one of the most spectacular of all fairground shows. Then News.

20050422

Take a huge wooden drum, put a viewing platform around the top and ride a vintage motorbike around its vertical walls at 40 miles an hour while carrying out a series of gravity-defying stunts. The Wall of Death is a spectacle which has enthralled funfair audiences in Britain for 75 years and still draws in the crowds today.

Andy Kershaw explores the history of this most spectacular of all fairground shows and meets the men and women who are brave, or mad, enough to carry on the tradition.