Sky Launch New Documentary Channel

A brand new documentary on the life and times of Tiger Woods will headline the launch of a new Documentary channel on Sky.

If you have been suffering withdrawal symptoms from The Last Dance, this is the highlight of a very impressive slate of documentary programming diving deep into the world of sport.

‘Tiger Woods: Back’ offers exclusive interviews and never-seen-before footage of one of sports’ greatest ever comebacks.

The Sky Original 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 Butch Harmon, Sir Nick Faldo, Jaime Diaz, Notah Begay III, Ewen Murray and Consultant Neurological Spinal Surgeon Mr Peter Hamlyn.

The documentary will air at 9 pm, on Thursday, 5th June on Sky Documentaries.

Other sporting documentaries in the line-up include mouth-watering shows on Sir Matt Busby, Mohammed Ali and Dick Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes, The Armstrong Lie, Women of Troy, Kevin Pietersen: Story of a Genius, and Ferrari Race to Immortality, Kenny and many more…

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

Available on Sky Documentaries

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.

I Am Bolt

10pm, Tuesday 26 May, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Arena and NOW TV

Watch Usain Bolt do what he does best as the Jamaican sprint legend – and the world’s fastest man – aims to make history at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio with wins in the both the 100m and 200m finals. The film looks into Bolt’s meteoric rise to sprinting supremacy. The rest is history…

Conor McGregor: Notorious

10pm, Tuesday 2 June, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action and NOW TV

A man synonymous with MMA fighting, watch as McGregor rises through the ranks of UFC – via multiple belts – to an iconic fight in Las Vegas, with dramatic fight scenes and exclusive behind the scenes access to his rise to the pinnacle of the sport.

I Am Ali

8pm, Tuesday 9 June, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action and NOW TV

Take in unparalleled access to Muhammad Ali’s story, based on an archive of his own audio journals and interviews with his inner circle as well as fellow boxers as we look back at a man known as The Greatest.

Klitschko

8pm, Tuesday 16 June, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action and NOW TV

From one boxing film to another as we move from the USA to Ukraine. Klitschko tells the story of boxing brothers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko – detailing their rise from initial wins in the ring to worldwide boxing stardom.

‘89

8pm, Tuesday 23 June, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Football, Sky Documentaries and NOW TV

This is the classic underdog story of the dying moments of the 88/89 season, when Arsenal -needing to win by two goals – took on title rivals Liverpool in their home territory, Anfield. With appearances from North London legends including Tony Adams and Lee Dixon.

Take the Ball, Pass the Ball

Available now on Sky On-Demand and NOW TV

A fascinating inside look at one of the most successful sides in club football history – Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona – and the philosophy that led them to incredible triumphs. Featuring memories and insight from the likes of Guardiola himself, Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique, Xavi and Andres Iniesta.

Life Of Ryan: Caretaker Manager

Available now on Sky On-Demand and NOW TV

Follow Manchester United’s longest serving player as he takes to the dug-out for United’s 2013/14 Premier League season. This cinematic documentary celebrates Ryan Giggs as he leads the club he loves in the hope of Premier League glory. The documentary includes interviews from a range of footballing superstars including David Beckham, Diego Maradona and Eric Cantona.

 

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