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27 EpisodesProduced by James Parkinson

A narrative show about football and the human connection behind the beautiful game. Currently on hiatus. New season coming in 2019.

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26: This is Red Star

April 16th, 2018


On the 21st of February 1897, in a cafe in Paris, a football club was born. It was founded on inclusive values, which it still upholds today. This is …

25: Be a Pro

March 16th, 2018


What does it take to be a professional footballer? From childhood dream to playing in a World Cup, former Danish international and Premier League goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen reflects on life in the game and competing at …

24: The Language of Football

January 10th, 2018


Football is often said to be a universal language. If you can play it, you can communicate with anyone around the world. But as the sport has …

23: The Art of Football Commentary

December 4th, 2017


On January 22 1927, BBC Radio broadcast a football match for the very first time. It was thought that radio coverage would affect match attendance …

22: Tour of Duty

November 5th, 2017


It was November 1967, at the height of the Vietnam War when an international football tournament was held in Saigon - and Australia's national team was sent to compete.

21: Football v Homophobia

October 5th, 2017


As the world game, football is a reflection of our global society. It has the power to transcend political, religious, cultural and social barriers. …

20: The Anxiety of Football

September 5th, 2017


Whether you’re a player on the pitch or a fan in the stands, the highs and lows over the course of a football match test our nerves and pull at our …

19: The Youdan Trophy

August 6th, 2017


This is the story of the worlds oldest football trophy and the games first knockout tournament. Before the FA Cup, there was the Youdan Cup. 

18: State of the Game

July 6th, 2017


Association football may be the most popular sport in the world but in many regions the development of the game remains a work in progress. For …


June 7th, 2017


FIFA, football’s world governing body, established in 1904 to oversee the international game. Today, it’s comprised of 211 member associations. That’s more than the United Nations. But of course, there are many nations …

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