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A Life in Ten Pictures

  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Documentary

Summary

A series of extraordinary lives each unlocked by a just a handful of images, from iconic shots to private snaps, their secrets revealed by those who know their stories best.

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Episode 4: Muhammad Ali: A Life in Ten Pictures

Summary

Ten photographs that reveal more about the defining moments in the boxer's remarkable life and career, featuring interviews with those who knew him best - including his daughter Jamillah Ali, journalist Gary Younge and Olympic swimmer Janet Evans. The film follows a young Cassius Clay as he 'shook up the world' in more ways than one, before his controversial name change and membership of the Nation of Islam, all the way through to the lighting of the Olympic flame in Atlanta in 1996.

Review

Friends and family reflect on defining moments from the life of Ali, one of the most photographed sportsmen ever. No previews were available, but the images that chart his story include a shot of Cassius Clay as a toddler in Louisville, Kentucky, and a teenage Cassius returning to high school with his Olympic gold medal in 1960.

There’s a photo taken on the night of his win against Sonny Liston, captured in a Florida bar with his friend and mentor Malcolm X, and pictures from his later life when his health was affected by Parkinson’s. Later, there’s also a chance to see the wonderful Oscar-winning documentary from 1996 about the “Rumble in the Jungle”, When We Were Kings.

How to watch

Next showing

There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

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Credits

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DirectorColin Murray
Executive producerJulia Harrington
Series producerChris Wilson

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  • Episode 4

    Muhammad Ali: A Life in Ten Pictures

    Summary

    Ten photographs that reveal more about the defining moments in the boxer's remarkable life and career, featuring interviews with those who knew him best - including his daughter Jamillah Ali, journalist Gary Younge and Olympic swimmer Janet Evans. The film follows a young Cassius Clay as he 'shook up the world' in more ways than one, before his controversial name change and membership of the Nation of Islam, all the way through to the lighting of the Olympic flame in Atlanta in 1996.

    Review

    Friends and family reflect on defining moments from the life of Ali, one of the most photographed sportsmen ever. No previews were available, but the images that chart his story include a shot of Cassius Clay as a toddler in Louisville, Kentucky, and a teenage Cassius returning to high school with his Olympic gold medal in 1960.

    There’s a photo taken on the night of his win against Sonny Liston, captured in a Florida bar with his friend and mentor Malcolm X, and pictures from his later life when his health was affected by Parkinson’s. Later, there’s also a chance to see the wonderful Oscar-winning documentary from 1996 about the “Rumble in the Jungle”, When We Were Kings.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorColin Murray
    Executive producerJulia Harrington
    Series producerChris Wilson
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