6 episodes

Nick Garnett tells the story of one of the Premier League’s most exciting footballers, Mo Salah – the man who flew so high in his debut season at Liverpool.

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Nick Garnett tells the story of one of the Premier League’s most exciting footballers, Mo Salah – the man who flew so high in his debut season at Liverpool.

    6. The future’s bright. The future’s Salah’s.

    6. The future’s bright. The future’s Salah’s.

    Conor McNamara from BBC 5 Live, Marc Gaier from BBC Radio Merseyside and Dan Kay from the Liverpool Echo tell Nick Garnett where they think Mo Salah is heading. Meanwhile Wael Hussein El Sayed in Cairo tells Nick never to use his first name in an Arabic speaking country ever again (it means ****)!

    • 21 min
    5. Nagrig: “We’ve found him!”

    5. Nagrig: “We’ve found him!”

    The ‘real’ Salah is found. Nick Garnett travels to Nagrig where the footballer grew up to find his charity is single handedly saving hundreds of people from poverty. The dream of winning the World Cup may not have happened, but Salah is treated as a hero by all who know him.

    • 15 min
    4. Cairo and the ‘soft power’ of Salah

    4. Cairo and the ‘soft power’ of Salah

    A simple ‘just say no’ message from Salah has increased calls to drug charities in Egypt by 400%. He’s everywhere - from billboards to TV adverts. Nick Garnett travels to Cairo in his search for the ‘real’ Salah and wears a Liverpool shirt with the footballer’s name on and gets mobbed at the pyramids. Somehow he ends up on a camel...

    • 17 min
    3. Salah - the Musical!

    3. Salah - the Musical!

    In this special edition, Nick Garnett investigates ‘The Music of Mo’. James’ lead singer Tim Booth and Dodgy’s Nigel Clark explain how they felt when they learnt Sit Down and Good Enough were being borrowed by fans wanting to sing songs about Salah. Also, the Egyptian rapper Mahmoud Sabber explains how songs about Salah might bring about big changes in Egyptian society.

    • 17 min
    2. Building bridges everywhere he goes

    2. Building bridges everywhere he goes

    Nick Garnett discovers how Mo Salah is building bridges everywhere he goes and giving a new sense of pride in Liverpool’s Arabic community. The red and blue halves of Merseyside are now working with local Muslims to collect food for the city’s poor. Nick goes on a tour of where he grew up to find how the children at his old school love their new hero.

    • 19 min
    1. Running Down The Wing

    1. Running Down The Wing

    Nick Garnett begins an epic journey from Liverpool to Egypt and back as he tries to track down the ‘real’ Mo Salah.

    Nick bumps into ‘another Mo Salah’ outside the Kop and chats to George Sephton, the voice of Anfield, who has to turn up the volume to 11 whenever Salah scores. And he travels to London where the King of Egypt’s golden boots are the latest exhibit to be displayed at the British Museum.

    • 19 min

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