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Fire in Babylon
Saturday 25th February 2012

Whilst your chomping at the bit waiting for the new season to start, watch this.

Imagine batting without a helmet against these guys and having fractions of a second to decide what stroke you're going to play.


BBC4

on Monday 27th February
at 10:00pm

(repeated on Tuesday 28th February
at 02:20am)

A cracking cricket underdog story,
telling how the West Indies side went from 'calypso cricketers'
- known more for entertaining than winning -
to a formidable machine under the leadership of Clive Lloyd.
On one level, it's a story about the post-colonial search for identity
 - but on another, it's about the gladiatorial heart of Test cricket.
(Daily Mail)

Fire in Babylon