How often today fans say the fight game is not what is was in the great days of Johnson, Dempsey, and Louis.
Now Harry Carpenter takes us back through the last half-century to a ringside seat at some of the great fights of the past which have made boxing history.
Jack Dempsey v. Jess Willard
Toledo, Ohio: July 4. 1919
Jack Dempsey v. Gene Tunney
The Long Count
Chicago: September 22, 1927
by Ernest Hemingway.
Dramatised in four parts by Giles Cooper.
Recorded in the BBC's Glasgow studios
(Repeated on Thursday at 10.5)
Music composed by:
Starring Dick Emery
with Deryck Guyler
and featuring Take Five
A top League football match brought to you each Saturday on BBC-2.
Kenneth Wolstenholme reports, with Outside Broadcast cameras, from a well-known League ground.
Today's match will be announced on BBC-tv from 4.0 onwards
Rounds off the day with Denis Tuohy, Michael Dean, Nicholas Tresilian, Joan Bakewell, and:
A weekly raid on the archives of BBC Television.
Tonight's edition includes: Orson Welles with a story from his Sketchbook series, Ed Murrow and Malcolm Muggeridge on interviewing and commercial television, extracts from In Town Tonight with John Ellison and Roger Bannister running the first four-minute mile.
About this project
This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed
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programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.
We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC
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