From Monday 21st January every weeknight at 10pm
THE MAGIC OF THE FA CUP
The Fourth Round of the FA Cup starts this weekend, with ESPN scheduled to broadcast three live and exclusive matches. ESPN Classic has scheduled the perfect pre-match entertainment, with a whole week dedicated to the greatest games, goals, and gaffes in the competition’s history – starting on Monday 21st January with The Magic of the FA Cup Football: Bloopers & Blunders. This one part programme brings the less glamorous and less fortunate FA Cup memories back to life, featuring a hilarious compilation of mistakes, including goalkeeping howlers, misses, and stunning own goals.
From Monday 21st January every weeknight at 7pm
2009 IRISH GRAND SLAM
The reigning champions on entering the 2009 tournament were Wales, who won the Grand Slam and Triple Crown in 2008. The winners of both accolades in 2009 were Ireland. It was Ireland’s first Grand Slam in 61 years, their last one coming in 1948, after Ronan O’Gara’s last minute drop goal left the score in the final match against Wales 17–15. With the Six Nations starting in February, ESPN Classic provides viewers with a new and exclusive series based on this famous Grand Slam victory, which features hour-long highlights from each of the five games.
Each night between Monday 21st and Thursday 24th January at 11pm
This is a four hour documentary which looks at America’s tumultuous civil rights movement through the lens of basketball and the lives and challenges of its African-American players. Black Magic will be shown in four hour-long installments each night at 11pm between Monday 21st and Thursday 24th January.
Friday 25th January at 11pm
GHOSTS OF OLE MISS
Ghosts of Ole Miss looks back to the autumn of 1962, when young black student James Meredith walked onto the University of Mississippi campus and integrated the school under order and protection of the federal government. The 30 For 30 documentary explores the intersection of one of the most significant moments in the Civil Rights movement with the university’s football team caught in the middle of history.