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A collection of powerful documentaries from Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales which showcase the diversity of our society.

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Episode 1: Fight Like a Girl

Summary

Documentary following 26-year-old Ayrshire woman Kimberly Benson as she leads a double life, working in the family coach hire business as well as stepping into the ring as leading wrestler Viper. The film features Kimberley competing in a series of high-pressure matches that could have a huge impact on her career, seeing her battling for the Scottish championship in Glasgow, as well as accompanying her to Japan as she puts everything on the line for a chance at her first-ever world title. Edith Bowman narrates.
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Review

Adding to BBC1’s stable of documentaries on professional wrestling in Scotland is this profile of Kimberly Benson, a 26-year-old from Ayrshire whose day job is working at her parents’ coach hire firm, but who is better known, from Glasgow to Tokyo, as top pro wrestler Viper.

“I think she took it up to lose weight and keep fit,” says her mother, “and I thought, why doesn’t she just do a step class or something?” Why indeed: the moves in wrestling may be rehearsed but the punishment the fighters put their bodies through is real enough, and by the looks of it, Kimberly suffers for her art. “What’s a dream worth?” she wonders.

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Executive producerJo Scott
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  • Fight Like a Girl

    Summary

    Documentary following 26-year-old Ayrshire woman Kimberly Benson as she leads a double life, working in the family coach hire business as well as stepping into the ring as leading wrestler Viper. The film features Kimberley competing in a series of high-pressure matches that could have a huge impact on her career, seeing her battling for the Scottish championship in Glasgow, as well as accompanying her to Japan as she puts everything on the line for a chance at her first-ever world title. Edith Bowman narrates.
    Recommended

    Review

    Adding to BBC1’s stable of documentaries on professional wrestling in Scotland is this profile of Kimberly Benson, a 26-year-old from Ayrshire whose day job is working at her parents’ coach hire firm, but who is better known, from Glasgow to Tokyo, as top pro wrestler Viper.

    “I think she took it up to lose weight and keep fit,” says her mother, “and I thought, why doesn’t she just do a step class or something?” Why indeed: the moves in wrestling may be rehearsed but the punishment the fighters put their bodies through is real enough, and by the looks of it, Kimberly suffers for her art. “What’s a dream worth?” she wonders.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    NarratorEdith Bowman

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorKaty Bird
    Executive producerDavid Harron
    Executive producerJo Scott
    ProducerKaty Bird
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