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Sporting Nation 

Australia is a sporting nation. Sport is officially everywhere. It even helps us describe matters other than sport. We speak of being in the home straight, dropping the baton, getting down ... See full summary »

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2012  
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Series cast summary:
John Clarke ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2012
Raelene Boyle Raelene Boyle ...  Herself 3 episodes, 2012
Joy Damousi Joy Damousi ...  Herself 3 episodes, 2012
Malcolm Fraser ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2012
Bob Hawke Bob Hawke ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2012
Nicole Livingstone Nicole Livingstone ...  Herself 3 episodes, 2012
John Bertrand John Bertrand ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2012
Ric Charlesworth Ric Charlesworth ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2012
Ralph Doubell Ralph Doubell ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2012
Mark Ella Mark Ella ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2012
Herb Elliott Herb Elliott ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2012
Martin Flanagan Martin Flanagan ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2012
Gideon Haigh Gideon Haigh ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2012
Rechelle Hawkes Rechelle Hawkes ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2012
Tim Lane Tim Lane ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2012
Heather McKay Heather McKay ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2012
Hugh McKay Hugh McKay ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2012
Roy Masters Roy Masters ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2012
Murray Rose Murray Rose ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2012
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Australia is a sporting nation. Sport is officially everywhere. It even helps us describe matters other than sport. We speak of being in the home straight, dropping the baton, getting down the wicket to the bowling, raising the bar, having a game plan and taking it one week at a time. John Clarke, arguably Australia's greatest natural athlete, looks at how Australia came to take its sport so seriously and what it means to be a sporting nation. The series celebrates our sporting achievements (and we ask what the word 'our' means, since most of us didn't do it). We also examine the sporting passion of spectators and look at how sport has shaped us as a nation. We speak to athletes, coaches, commentators and Prime Ministers about sport and they confirm what we suspected: that if so many people are interested in sport, it's certainly not just about sport. We meet legendary sporting heroes. We ask them how and why they achieved such prodigious deeds. And we listen carefully, for the ...

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Australia

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English

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2012 (Australia) See more »

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Princess Pictures See more »
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