Empire of Cricket

BBC   |   UK

Series about how the game of cricket has evolved, through changing historical and cultural ethos, in England, West Indies, Australia and India. The India programme takes us from its club origins in Mumbai in the 19th century, through princes and patronage, to its arrival on the world stage - TV in the late 20th century. Reason for Submission: Previously untold story of the cultural history of the game in India. Previously unseen and difficult- to-acquire footage sourced partly in India. Places and people from the archive are featured in the programme.