Empire: Season 1, Episode 3

Playing the Game (12 Mar. 2012)

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Paxman traces the growth of a peculiarly British type of hero - adventurer, gentleman, amateur, sportsman and decent chap and the British obsession with sport. He travels to East Africa in ... See full summary »

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Jeremy Paxman ...
Himself - Presenter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sadiq Al-Mahdi ...
Himself (as Imam Sadiq Al Mahdi)
Maurice Foster ...
Himself - Jamaican Cricket Team 1964-1978
Ashley Jackson ...
Himself - Collector
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Himself - Co-Writer, Ripping Yarns
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Paxman traces the growth of a peculiarly British type of hero - adventurer, gentleman, amateur, sportsman and decent chap and the British obsession with sport. He travels to East Africa in the following Victorian explorers searching for the source of the Nile; to Khartoum in Sudan to tell the story of General Gordon, and to Hong Kong where the British indulged their passion for horse racing by building a spectacular race course and to Jamaica where the greatest imperial game of all cricket became a battleground for racial equality when the West Indies formerly always had a white captain replaced by a black man. Written by Enzedder

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