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June 2001
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There are sporting events and then there is The Championships.

Few names in sport evoke such images of tradition and triumph as Wimbledon: a feast of nostalgia; a great British garden party; an extravaganza of excellence; a modern day commercial success story.

Narrated by Robert Lindsay, this stunning video is a unique and dramatic official history of The Wimbledon Championships. Using beautifully restored historical newsreel, from as early as 1906 (much of it never before seen), an extensive series of remarkable Official Films from 1969 onwards, and the very best of the archives of the BBC's outstanding television coverage, this programme is a visual treat.

The film also combines these wonderful images with warm and revealing interviews conducted with practically every living Wimbledon champion. All the interviews were specially shot for the video on behalf of The All England Club and are exclusive to this production. The champions' memories cover the years from the 1920's to the present day and the cast of champions ranges from Sidney Wood in 1931 to Pete Sampras, over 70 years later.

As the champions tell their fascinating stories and reflect on the special ambience that is Wimbledon, you will see their amazing achievements unfold: from the quaint days of the era of elegance of Suzanne Lenglen to the coming of age of the women's game in the modern world of King, Navratilova and the Williams sisters; from the glitz and glamour of Perry and the 'Musketeers' in the 1930's, to the power game of Becker and Sampras in the 1980's and 1990's.

A double video documentary history introduced by Tim Henman.





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