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Stay tuned to BT Sport this week

  • 24 October 2013 09:16
  • Posted by @markbooth_mcfc

BT Sport this week airs the latest in its series of sports documentaries, which look at the back stories behind some of the sports we love to watch and the human challenges and achievements involved.

Furthermore, this weekend (Friday 25 Oct to Sun 27 Oct inclusive) BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN, is open at no charge to anyone with Sky or Virgin TV, and, BT Sport 1 is open to all on Freeview. 

Action available that weekend will include Crystal Palace taking on Arsenal in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday October 27 on BT Sport 1.

BT Sport Films’ Cornered will air on October 27th on BT Sport 1 at 10.30pm. 

The film follows the story of Johnny Greaves, a 75-fight veteran of the professional boxing game who has won only three fights. 

A journeyman who lives by the motto: have gloves, will travel. Johnny was never good enough to be a world champion so now he travels up and down the country at short notice and for little money to fight younger, fitter men in order to feed his family and for the odd fleeting moment in the spotlight. 

But underneath the tough exterior there's a broken soul. A tortured individual searching for the acceptance and validation he never got as a child growing up on a crime ridden estate. 

His ambition has always been to reach 100 professional fights, to make his parents proud and to feel like he's achieved something for the first time in his life. 

But what happens if the only dream he ever had can't come true?

BT Sport sets out to tell the stories behind sport with its BT Sport Films programming strand.

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BT Films feature one-hour documentaries which look at the back stories behind some of the sports we love to watch and the human challenges and achievements involved. 

The documentaries typically feature in a Tuesday night slot.

Referring to the open weekend of action, Simon Green, Head of BT Sport, said: “We want to give even more viewers the chance to see the new programmes and live sporting action happening on BT Sport during October. 

"Making the channels open to all allows us to show how we are offering something for everyone, from sports entertainment shows through to exclusive live sporting action.”

...Simon Green - Head of BT Sport...

Visit btsport.com for more info.

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