Knee Pads, Fishnet & Feminism: Inside the Roller Derby Revival
In just over a decade, roller derby has swept around the world to 40 different countries. A literature professor who competes in bouts as Stone Cold Jane Austen gives an inside view and asks what roller derby's popularity says about women in sports.
In 1960 ITV paid £150,000 to broadcast 26 football matches, but the deal fell through after Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur refused to play matches on live television. Live league football was not broadcast again in the UK for 23 years.