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The inside story of The British and Irish Lions on their most famous tour; to South Africa in 1997.

The British and Irish Lions' tour to South Africa in 1997 has gone down in sporting folklore.

With few giving them a chance, a disparate group of characters bonded into a band of brothers to upset the reigning World Champions, inspired by a coaching team seen by many in rugby as the greatest of all time. This is the inside story of that tour; told by those who were there.


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Presented by Alastair Eykyn.

Featuring: John Bentley, Neil Jenkins, Matt Dawson, Keith Wood, Susan Greenwood, Will Greenwood, Doddie Weir, James Robson, Fran Cotton, Jill Douglas, Jeremy Guscott, Scott Gibbs, Austin Healey, Duncan Humphries, Fred Rees, Rob Wainwright, Jim Telfer and Sir Ian McGeechan.

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The inside story of The British and Irish Lions on their most famous tour; to South Africa in 1997.

The British and Irish Lions' tour to South Africa in 1997 has gone down in sporting folklore.

With few giving them a chance, a disparate group of characters bonded into a band of brothers to upset the reigning World Champions, inspired by a coaching team seen by many in rugby as the greatest of all time. This is the inside story of that tour; told by those who were there.


Voices

Presented by Alastair Eykyn.

Featuring: John Bentley, Neil Jenkins, Matt Dawson, Keith Wood, Susan Greenwood, Will Greenwood, Doddie Weir, James Robson, Fran Cotton, Jill Douglas, Jeremy Guscott, Scott Gibbs, Austin Healey, Duncan Humphries, Fred Rees, Rob Wainwright, Jim Telfer and Sir Ian McGeechan.

    Episode 11: A Live Bonus

    Episode 11: A Live Bonus

    Description: A special ‘Inside the Tour' online event, in partnership with the MyName5Doddie Foundation.

    In this bonus podcast episode we tie the threads from those epic days of 1997 with the current 2021 British and Irish Lions Tour, in the company of an unparalleled panel of rugby royalty.

    Ahead of the pivotal Second Test in Cape Town, we bring together four legendary Lions to reflect on that famous tour 24 years ago and run the rule over Warren Gatland’s current crop attempting to topple the Springboks in South Africa."

    Guest list:

    Doddie Weir OBE: Former Scotland and British Lions lock forward, and founder of the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, raising awareness and funds to find a cure for MND.

    Sam Warburton: Two-time British Lions captain, unbeaten in both those series (in Australia 2013 and NZ 2017)

    Gregor Townsend: Former Scotland & British Lions fly half, and current Attack Coach for the 2021 Lions Tour. Also the starting fly-half for the 1997 Lions tour of SA.

    John Bentley: Former British Lions wing, and an instrumental part of the successful series v SA in 1997.

    Doddie’s charity: www.myname5doddie.co.uk


    Credits:

    Presented and researched by Alastair Eykyn.
    Written by Jonathan Overend.
    Produced by Danny Garlick and Mark Sharman.
    Additional voices by Kenny Blyth.
    Original music and sound design by Lee Sparey.
    Executive Producer: Liam Thompson.
    Executive Editor for NinetyFour19: Jonathan Overend.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 10: The 'My Name Is Doddie' Special

    Episode 10: The 'My Name Is Doddie' Special

    Description: The series closes with a special tribute to one of the most popular figures on that tour; Scotland and Lions lock forward Doddie Weir.

    Details: After being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, Doddie has devoted his life to helping others; raising millions of pounds for research into the incurable condition and support for sufferers, while staying unfailingly positive and upbeat. He inspires everyone he encounters. This is our thanks to you, Doddie Weir. Featuring Doddie Weir and John Bentley.

    Credits:
    Presented and researched by Alastair Eykyn.
    Written by Jonathan Overend.
    Produced by Danny Garlick and Mark Sharman.
    Additional voices by Kenny Blyth.
    Original music and sound design by Lee Sparey.
    Executive Producer: Liam Thompson.
    Executive Editor for NinetyFour19: Jonathan Overend.

    A NinetyFour19 Podcast for Auddy

    • 34 min
    Episode 9: The Second Test

    Episode 9: The Second Test

    Description: The Great Gibbs Collision and Celebratory Duvets.

    Details: A week later, in Durban, after Greenwood's near-death experience in midweek, the Lions know Springbok retaliation is on the cards. Three tries to zero; this was a home banker. Wasn't it? It came down to the final minutes... Featuring Jeremy Guscott, Scott Gibbs and Neil Jenkins.

    Credits:
    Presented and researched by Alastair Eykyn.
    Written by Jonathan Overend.
    Produced by Danny Garlick and Mark Sharman.
    Additional voices by Kenny Blyth.
    Original music and sound design by Lee Sparey.
    Executive Producer: Liam Thompson.
    Executive Editor for NinetyFour19: Jonathan Overend.

    A NinetyFour19 Podcast for Auddy

    • 34 min
    Episode 8: The First Test

    Episode 8: The First Test

    Description: "Get Up! You bald, fat f**k!"

    Details: Finally, the Lions arrive in Cape Town for the 1st Test Match. They devise a devastating strategy; to take on the mighty Springboks upfront. The mechanics of the scrum are dissected as the Lions seek the lead in the series... Featuring Scott Gibbs, Matt Dawson and Keith Wood.

    Credits:
    Presented and researched by Alastair Eykyn.
    Written by Jonathan Overend.
    Produced by Danny Garlick and Mark Sharman.
    Additional voices by Kenny Blyth.
    Original music and sound design by Lee Sparey.
    Executive Producer: Liam Thompson.
    Executive Editor for NinetyFour19: Jonathan Overend.

    A NinetyFour19 Podcast for Auddy

    • 31 min
    Episode 7: The Film

    Episode 7: The Film

    Description: Dressing Room Drama and the Mystery Camera.

    Details: As well as the result, the 1997 tour is remembered for the remarkable documentary film "Living with Lions". Its pioneering 'fly-on-the-wall' concept was funded by a fan who cashed in his pension. The cameras are everywhere... Featuring John Bentley, Duncan Humphries and Fred Rees.

    Credits:
    Presented and researched by Alastair Eykyn.
    Written by Jonathan Overend.
    Produced by Danny Garlick and Mark Sharman.
    Additional voices by Kenny Blyth.
    Original music and sound design by Lee Sparey.
    Executive Producer: Liam Thompson.
    Executive Editor for NinetyFour19: Jonathan Overend.

    A NinetyFour19 Podcast for Auddy

    • 31 min
    Episode 6: The Injuries

    Episode 6: The Injuries

    Description: The Doctor's Skill and Waking Up Will.

    Details: An eight-week rugby tour is hard enough before considering the opponents' size and strength, not to mention opposition brutality. Injuries hit crucial Lions players at different times. At one stage, it's a matter of life and death... Featuring Dr James Robson, Will Greenwood and Doddie Weir

    Credits:
    Presented and researched by Alastair Eykyn.
    Written by Jonathan Overend.
    Produced by Danny Garlick and Mark Sharman.
    Additional voices by Kenny Blyth.
    Original music and sound design by Lee Sparey.
    Executive Producer: Liam Thompson.
    Executive Editor for NinetyFour19: Jonathan Overend.

    A NinetyFour19 Podcast for Auddy

    • 31 min

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