Against the Odds Season 1
S01 E01Jan 1, 2000
Against the Odds | Li Na Jan 1, 2000 Talent makes you a winner, but there's so much more to being a hero. China's tennis pioneer Li Na and Formula One's Robert Kubica overcame different obstacles. Plus, the story of Olympic gold medallist who returned to the track after a kidney transplant, and the big wave surfer Maya Gabeira conquering fears. All Heroes.
S01 E01Mar 4, 2014
The Marines at Hue Mar 4, 2014 The Battle of Hue at the beginning of the Tet Offensive in 1968 during the Vietnam War is examined.
S01 E02Jan 1, 2000
Against the Odds | Tiger Woods Jan 1, 2000 No-one has accomplished a comeback quite like Tiger Woods … the rankings slide, the bitter divorce, the public humiliation, the surgeries. Yet somehow he climbed back to the pinnacle of golf, winning the 2019 Masters … Arnold Palmer was from another generation, but for his time, enjoyed the same level of popularity as Tiger did in his hey day.
S01 E02Mar 11, 2014
Live to Tell: Those Damned Engineers Mar 11, 2014 A look at how Allied combat engineers tried to thwart German advances during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944 by destroying roads and bridges.
S01 E03Mar 18, 2014
The Heroes of Tarawa Mar 18, 2014 The November 1943 Marine assault on the Japanese Pacific island stronghold of Tarawa is examined.
S01 E03Jan 1, 2000
Against the Odds | David Beckham Jan 1, 2000 This week, a group of football heroes. The Pied Piper of the game, David Beckham, Germany's Kaiser, the great Franz Beckenbauer, and the man who lives for winning, super manager Pep Guardiola.
S01 E04Jan 1, 2000
Against the Odds | Lionel Messi Jan 1, 2000 On this episode, the ultimate footballing hero, Lionel Messi, the all-time great Barcelona forward. England's immortal World Cup winning superstar, Bobby Moore, and the man who brought the EPL championship to Leicester, Claudio Ranieri.
S01 E04Mar 25, 2014
The Battle for Sugar Loaf Hill Mar 25, 2014 Marines fight on Okinawa to take Sugar Loaf Hill from the Japanese in May 1945.
S01 E05Apr 1, 2014
Bloody George at the Chosin Reservoir Apr 1, 2014 The exploits of a Marine rifle company at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in subfreezing temperatures in late 1950 during the Korean War are recalled.
S01 E05Jan 1, 2000
Against the Odds | Mick Fanning Jan 1, 2000 Australian surfer Mick Fanning was a hero to his adoring fans, not only for winning three world title, but fighting off a great white shark while competing in South Africa … mountain biker Nino Schurter went agonisingly close to Olympic gold twice, but would not be denied in 2016.
S01 E06Apr 15, 2014
A Chance in Hell: The Battle of Ramadi Apr 15, 2014 When Colonel MacFarland arrived in Iraq's deadliest city, the odds could not have been worse. Al-Qaeda had arrogantly declared Ramadi, capital of a new caliphate. The boys of MacFarland’s Ready First Combat Team would fight to give America a clear victory.
S01 E06Jan 1, 2000
Against the Odds | Cristiano Ranaldo Jan 1, 2000 On this episode, the incredible off-field feats of Portuguese star striker Cristiano Ronaldo … the great Wayne Rooney, who made a heart-warming return to his original EPL club, Everton … and the hero of the 1966 World Cup, England Sir Geoff Hurst.
S01 E07Jan 1, 2000
Against the Odds | Michael Phelps Jan 1, 2000 12 years and 23 gold medals made Michael Phelps one of the greatest Olympians of all time, but like the Butterfly stroke he was so proficient in, it wasn't without its ups and downs. And in the helter skelter of BMX racing, Marion Pajon has carried the Olympic hopes and dreams of Colombia on her shoulders but after serious injury comes the ultimate test, the hunger to win again.
S01 E08Jan 1, 2000
Against the Odds | Muhammad Ali Jan 1, 2000 In this episode we examine the how Muhammad Ali was punished for sticking to his religious beliefs when he refused the Vietnam War draft and the titanic struggle he undertook to regain the title the government took from him. We recount Manny Pacquiao's history making quest to win titles in eight different boxing divisions and profile Zou Shiming, the greatest boxer in China's history.
S01 E09Jan 1, 2000
Against the Odds | Usain Bolt Jan 1, 2000 Usain Bolt was much more than the fastest man on the planet: he was revered and celebrated as much for his endearing personality as his ability to set records on the track; while New Zealand shot-putter Dame Valerie Adams dominated her sport, and did so with towering integrity.
S01 E10Jan 1, 2000
Against the Odds | Zlatan Ibrahimovic Jan 1, 2000 Three heroes from the football world: the indefatigable Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Le Professeur, French manager extraordinaire Arsene Wenger and one of the greatest players ever, the Real Madrid legend, Alfredo Di Stefano.
S01 E11Jan 1, 2000
Against the Odds | Michael Schumacher Jan 1, 2000 Lewis Hamilton has the once seemingly unattainable records of the great Michael Schumacher in his sights … but the Brit has had to endure a tough upbringing and a rocky relationship with his father to climb the mountain and Niki Lauda, the 3- time F1 champion who survived a horrific fireball crash at the 1977 German GP only to return to racing just six weeks later
S01 E12Jan 1, 2000
Against the Odds | Jack Nicklaus Jan 1, 2000 We examine the admirable career of golf's Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus; we discuss left handed, long hitting funnyman Phil Mickelson's triumphant career; and we marvel at humble Rory McIlroy's phenomenal achievements at an early age.
S01 E13Jan 1, 2000
Against the Odds | Zinedine Zidane Jan 1, 2000 In this episode of Against the Odds, we look at the brilliant career of Ronaldo, perhaps the only Brazilian footballer to rival Pele; we examine Zinedine Zidane as a player and a manager who reached the top in both fields; and we pay tribute to 1960s legend Eusebio.
S01 E14Jan 1, 2000
Against the Odds | Venus Williams Jan 1, 2000 The two women who changed tennis, Serena and Venus Williams, Britain's world-beating triathlete, Alistair Brownlee, and the king of table tennis, Lin Dan.
S01 E15Jan 1, 2000
Against the Odds | Ayrton Senna Jan 1, 2000 They were the key players in a golden era of Formula One, the fascinatingly flawed Brazilian genius Ayrton Senna and his great rival, the meticulous Frenchman Alain Prost.
S01 E16Jan 1, 2000
Against the Odds | Connor McGregor Jan 1, 2000 In this episode we track Conor McGregor's unprecedented rise from plumber's apprentice to the biggest MMA celebrity in the history of the sport, we follow Xiong Jingnan, the first Chinese MMA champion in the world who competes to honour the memory of her grandparents and take a look at how Holly Holm became the only person to hold championship titles in both boxing and MMA.
S01 E17Jan 1, 2000
Against the Odds | Martina Navratilova Jan 1, 2000 On this episode of Against the Odds, we salute the superstars of tennis, celebrating the off court bravery of Martina Navratilova, the relentless winning of Novak Djokovic, and the all round greatness of the man who ushered in the modern professional era, Rod Laver.
S01 E18Jan 1, 2000
Against the Odds | Roger Federer Jan 1, 2000 This week, arguably the greatest-ever tennis hero, Roger Federer, and the man chasing him hardest to the mantle, Rafael Nadal, plus the inspirational Billie Jean King.
S01 E19Jan 1, 2000
Against the Odds | Kylian Mbappé Jan 1, 2000 Sir Alex Ferguson's standing in the game is matched only by his many achievements; as a teenager, Kylian Mbappé lit up the 2018 World Cup; while Xavi carved himself a unique place in football, that defined a generation - This is Against the Odds.
S01 E20Jan 1, 2000
Against the Odds | Diego Maradona Jan 1, 2000 On this episode of Against the Odds we salute two contrasting footballing legends. First there is the volatile and controversial Argentinian superstar Diego Maradona, then the statesmanlike Bobby Charlton. Two World Cup winners, two very different stories.
S01 E21Jan 1, 2000
Against the Odds | Allyson Felix Jan 1, 2000 On this episode we look at the remarkable career of Allyson Felix, the greatest female track and field athlete in Olympic and world championship history plus Britain's cycling royalty, Laura Trott and Jason Kenny, who found each other and a dominance of the sport which has never been seen before.
S01 E22Jan 1, 2000
Against the Odds | Johan Cruyff Jan 1, 2000 On this episode of Against the Odds we salute two of the most mercurial footballers the game has even known, the era-defining Johan Cruyff and Brazil superstar Neymar.
S01 E23Jan 1, 2000
Against the Odds | Seve Ballesteros Jan 1, 2000 On this episode we take to the links and marvel at Seve Ballesteros, the man who made the Ryder Cup a contest, and Greg Norman, the Great White Shark who shook up the establishment.
S01 E24Jan 1, 2000
Against the Odds | Nadia Comaneci Jan 1, 2000 This week on Against The Odds . . . the perfect gymnast. Nadia Comaneci was the first to score a perfect ten in the Montreal Olympic Games. But her life in Romania away from the spotlight was far from perfect. Until she found her escape. Plus the face of the London Olympics, Jessica Ennis-Hill.
S01 E25Jan 1, 2019
Against the Odds | Robin Van Persie Jan 1, 2019 Robin Van Persie's career made him a hero to many; but he can't compete with the love and adoration commanded by Brazil's Pelé - This is Against The Odds.
S01 E26Jan 1, 2000
Against the Odds | Jose Mourinho Jan 1, 2000 This time on Against the Odds . . . the Special One, Jose Mourinho, who has managed many of the best clubs in football and won trophies wherever he's gone, and one of Manchester City's all-time greats, goalkeeper Bert Trautmann, and his courageous performance in the 1956 FA Cup Final.