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BBC Time Shift – Planet Ping Pong (2007)

BBC Timeshift 2007 Planet Ping Pong

The story of table tennis and how it became the most popular sport in Asia. The programme revisits the glory days of the 30s and 40s, when thousands would cram into Wembley to watch top players do battle.

Contributors include Britain’s only world champion Johnny Leach, China’s former World and Olympic women’s champion Deng Yaping, and writers Howard Jacobson and Matthew Syed.

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