The Wheel of Sport
The Longfellow - Lester Piggott
Born into a horse racing dynasty, Lester Piggott spent his life in the saddle. Notching up his first win at aged twelve his career spanned several decades and over 4000 wins. This is one of the greatest jockeys of all time. Truly, one of a kind.
Torquay United - The Jaws of Victory
Torquay United FC, a struggling team on England's south coast, were destined for relegation out of the Football League in 1987. They found themselves down in their last game before an outside influence changed the game on its head. What was that influence, how did it change the game and did Torquay manage to survive the dreaded drop?Find out with Matt and Ian in another cracking episode of The Wheel of Sport.
The Nail - Gus 'Honeycomb' Johnson
Gus Johnson was a terrific basketball player. He had admirers across America. Johnson's exceptional leap had gained notoriety and allowed Johnson to elevate his game to an impressive level. However, it was when Johnson was in a bar in Idaho that his legend was cemented into sporting and social history.This is the story of 'The Nail'.