Dr Xand van Tulleken investigates the world of performance-enhancing drugs - from the athletes seeking the rewards of fame, glory and lucrative sponsorship deals to the hundreds of thousands of people in the UK now regularly taking anabolic steroids to look good and buff up. What are these drugs? What do they do to the body? And is it worth it? Xand's investigation reveals the extraordinary gamble dopers take with their health. Long-term effects include kidney failure, cognitive impairment and testicular shrinkage, and Xand witnesses how users are self-experimenting with drugs that have not yet been approved for human use.
An investigation with the New York Times into fantasy sports and online sports betting. With law enforcement cracking down, the film traces the growth of these booming businesses and goes inside their operations at home and abroad.
When Paula Radcliffe retires from marathon running after this year's London race, Britain will wave goodbye to the most successful sportswoman of her generation. Few athletes have experienced such a contrast in emotions as Paula, whose World Record for the marathon has already stood for more than a decade and is likely to last many years more. But her disappointment at failing to win an expected gold at the Olympics in Athens in 2004 may also be remembered by many. This film offers rare access to Paula and her trainer and husband Gary Lough, discovering what drove her to become the greatest female marathon runner of all time.
A documentary that examines how college sports in America became a billion dollar enterprise built on the backs of its unpaid athletes.
Paralympic athlete David Weir tells the story of his journey from being a disabled kid on a council estate to his crowning glory at London 2012.
In Los Angeles, a city where streets are overrun by drug dealers, those who have sworn to uphold the law are breaking them to clean up the streets. Denzel Washington plays L.A.P.D. detective Alonzo Harris, a veteran narcotics officer whose methods of enforcing the law are questionable, if not corrupt. 'Training Day' follows Harris as he trains rookie Jake Hoyt over a 24-hour period. Ethical dilemmas arise for Hoyt as well as the audience as questions present themselves as to whether or not Harris' methodology for ridding the streets of South Central Los Angeles of drugs is right or wrong.
Footballs Greatest Players Contains: Zico, Marco Van Basten, Michael Laudrup, Ronaldo, Raul, Ronaldinho, Paolo Maldini, Rivellino, Zinedine Zidane, Ruud Gullit, Johan Cruyff, Kenny Dalglish, Alfredo Di Stefano, Eusebio, Ferenc Puskas, George Best, Gerd Muller, Maradona, Michel Platini, Pele, Peter Schmeichel, Sir Bobby Charlton, Gabriel Batistuta, Franz Beckenbauer, Garrincha and The Contenders.
Timeshift sets its rear view mirror to look back at the golden age of the British sports car. It's the story of how - in the grey austerity of the post-war years - iconic marques like Jaguar, Austin-Healey, MG and Triumph sparked a manufacturing frenzy that helped to democratise speed and glamour. From the MG Midget, much loved by American GIs, through to the more affordable Austin Healey 'frog-eye' Sprite, and the E-Type Jaguar, seen by many as the ultimate sports car, this is a tale of how, for a brief time, Britain was home to two-seater heaven.