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Sky Sports Announces Raft of New Documentaries


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As fans anticipate the return of live sport, Sky is set to offer TV customers access to a selection of popular sporting documentaries via the brand-new Sky Documentaries service, Sky Sports and NOW TV.

Among the diverse line up is the brand-new Sky Original documentary, Tiger Woods: Back. Based on the story of one of sports’ greatest ever comebacks, the documentary takes an in-depth look into the golfer’s 2019 Masters victory with never-before-seen footage from the Sky Sports archive and exclusive interviews with golfing legend Butch Harmon, Sir Nick Faldo, Jaime Diaz, Notah Begay III, Ewen Murray and Consultant Neurological Spinal Surgeon Mr Peter Hamlyn. Tiger Woods: Back will air 9pm, 5 June on Sky Documentaries.

Other sporting documentaries, including two brand-new Sky original commissions, available on the new Sky Documentaries service are; Busby, Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes, The Armstrong Lie, Women of Troy, Kevin Pietersen: Story of a Genius, Ferrari Race to Immortality, Kenny and many more…

Sports fans eagerly awaiting the return of sport in the United Kingdom can also enjoy a different classic documentary each week on Sky Sports. The selection available to Sky Sports subscribers covers a variety of sports including; football’s ‘Life Of Ryan: Caretaker Manager’ and ‘89’, to boxing’s ‘Klitschko’ and ‘I Am Ali’ and athletics’ ‘I Am Bolt’.

All documentaries on Sky Documentaries and Sky Sports will be made available to Sky TV and NOW TV customers On-Demand.

Tiger Woods: Back
9pm, Friday 5 June, Sky Documentaries and NOW TV
A Sky original documentary telling the incredible story of one of sports’ greatest ever comebacks. After undergoing four potentially career ending back surgeries and having confessed that he may never play competitive golf again, Tiger Woods returned to Augusta, where it all began 22 years previously, to confound his critics by dramatically winning his fifth Masters, his 15th Major and his own personal battle with his mind, his body and with the sport itself.

Busby
9pm, Thursday 28 May, Sky Documentaries and NOW TV
The truly remarkable story of a Manchester United icon and one of the greatest football managers of all time. During 25 years in charge of Manchester United his charisma, vision and steel revolutionised the beautiful game, turning Manchester United from the second-best team in their home city into one of the most iconic names in sport.

Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes
9pm, Friday 29 May, Sky Documentaries and NOW TV
A vibrant portrait of boxing legend Muhammad Ali told through the lens of his frequent appearances on the Emmy® Award-winning Dick Cavett Show. With natural charisma, quick wit and playful pugnacity, Ali was a perfect foil for the sophisticated broadcast host, and together they struck television gold.

The Armstrong Lie
Available from 27 May on Sky Documentaries and NOW TV
Lance Armstrong was considered one of the greatest sports figures of all time after beating cancer and winning the Tour de France seven times. When Armstrong admitted to doping in 2012, USADA’s CEO, Travis Tygart, concluded that Armstrong’s team had run ‘the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen’.

Women of Troy
Available from 27 May on Sky Documentaries and NOW TV
Women of Troy is a documentary film highlighting the historic and ground-breaking USC women’s basketball team of the 1980s, whose talent and charisma created new possibilities for women in basketball and helped paved the way for the WNBA.

Kevin Pietersen: Story of a Genius
Available from 27 May on Sky Documentaries and NOW TV
This documentary underlines the story of one of England’s most controversial and successful cricket players of all time. In this five-part documentary series, a group of cricketing experts, ex-players and ex-coaches all along with Kevin himself, explain the fascinating and eventful life that the cricketer experienced.

Ferrari Race to Immortality
Available from 27 May on Sky Documentaries and NOW TV
Ferrari: Race to Immortality tells the story of the loves and losses, triumphs and tragedy of Ferrari’s most celebrated drivers in an era where they lived la dolce vita during the week, and it was win or die on any given Sunday.

Kenny
Available from 27 May on Sky Documentaries and NOW TV
The day after the Heysel disaster, Kenny Dalglish became manager of Liverpool Football Club. Six years later he resigned from the club, shell-shocked in the wake of the Hillsborough disaster. In between he created one of the most exciting football teams of all times. ‘Kenny’ explores more than just the roller-coaster career of an iconic footballer and manager.