Sport in the Sixties - a TV Revolution (2004)

Sport in the Sixties - a TV Revolution


It was the decade when sportsmen became sports stars, when home grown heroes became international icons and we learnt to love sport like never before.

The Sixties set the template for sport on TV. At the beginning of the decade men in blazers lectured the viewer on the finer points of swimming, show jumping and cycling and we listened attentively.

By the end, household names like Coleman, Carpenter, Vine and McLaren raved about boxing, football, rugby and cricket.

TV brought the national games to the nation. In this affectionate history of the decade, the pioneers and stars explore how sport itself was transformed by a revolution in broadcasting.

Contributors include Harry Carpenter, Martin Peters, Peter Dimmock, David Attenborough, Anne Jones, Barry Davies, Jackie Stewart, Cliff Morgan, Jimmy Hill, David Vine and Henry Cooper.