Kings of the Ring is a Documentary programme that first aired in 2013.

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Kings of the Ring (2013)

Danny Leigh explores the elemental drama of the boxing movie. For over 120 years, boxing and film have been entwined and the fight film has been used to address powerful themes such as redemption, race and corruption. Film writer Leigh examines how each generation's fight films have reflected their times and asks why film-makers from Stanley Kubrick to Martin Scorsese have returned time and again to tales of the ring. Interviewees include former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, Rocky director John G Avildsen and Thelma Schoonmaker, editor of Raging Bull.

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2013

When is Kings of the Ring next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 June 29th, 11:00pm and on BBC 4 July 3rd, 2:35am. See more...