Nation on Film: Caribbean Cricket

BBC   |   UK

In this one off special, Nation on Film delved into the archives of the 1976 West Indies cricket tour of England. The series will forever be remembered for the television interview given by the England cricket captain Tony Greig when he declared that he intended to make the West Indies team ‘Grovel'. It set the scene for a long hot summer when the drama of what happened within the boundary was matched by tensions beyond it. Through the archive this dramatic and multifaceted story is explored. An all star cast including Sir Vivian Richards, Michael Holding, Sir Clive Lloyd, Tony Greig, Harold 'Dickie' Bird, Brian Close and Darcus Howe help examine this precious footage and tell the story behind the film. Reason for Submission: In this one off special, Nation on Film delved into the archives of the 1976 West Indies cricket tour of England. The series will forever be remembered for the television interview given by the England cricket captain Tony Greig when he declared that he intended to make the West Indies team ‘Grovel'. It set the scene for a long hot summer when the drama of what happened within the boundary was matched by tensions beyond it. Through the archive this dramatic and multifaceted story is explored. An all star cast including Sir Vivian Richards, Michael Holding, Sir Clive Lloyd, Tony Greig, Harold 'Dickie' Bird, Brian Close and Darcus Howe help examine this precious footage and tell the story behind the film.