BODY­LINE

ABC1, 7.30pm

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TV -

CRICKET tragic Adam Zwar ( pic­tured) pads up – lit­er­ally ter­ally – to tackle the in­fa­mous Body­line Test se­ries of 1932 and nd 1933, when hos­til­i­ties be­tween the English and Aus­tralian n teams es­ca­lated to an all- time high on and off the pitch. It was born out of a tac­tic the English called “fast leg the­ory”, which they’d come up with to top­ple our ur own Don Brad­man. As the bruises, near- misses and d mal­ice mounted, the Aussies called it Body­line. Zwar’s war’s doc­u­men­tary is a bit of a self- in­dul­gent boy­hood fan­tasy an­tasy but some big names, bruises and hi- tech com­puter r stuff make it palat­able for fel­low cricket trag­ics.

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