Fire in Babylon

In which England are silenced by whispering death.

Being an England Cricket fan I am used to a number of disappointments, and the team being generally rubbish is one of them. In the last ten years I’ve had to get used to seeing England win, and be expected to win, but now I’m coming to realise that those days are over.

The greatest cricket team I have ever seen has been the Australian team of the 90’s and 2000’s, but before the era of Warne and Ponting came the West Indies and they may have been the greatest team ever. This week the BBC has aired “Fire in Babylon”, a documentary of the Windies teams from the 70’s and 80’s, and it’s something special.

If you love cricket, it is worth watching.

If you love sport, it is worth watching.

If you are interested in social history, it is worth watching.

For the rest of you…it is worth watching.

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