Coming In From The Cold

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What does it truly mean to represent your country at the highest level? Coming in from the Cold starts in the late 19th century and spans three centuries. Jessica Creighton tells the history of black footballers in England with personal stories from iconic players and managers and insights from sports historians and experts. Football's early Black trailblazers influenced generations of household names in the English game who then became pioneers themselves - breaking down barriers whilst playing professionally for English clubs and ultimately the Three Lions, England's national team.

The six-part podcast series charts the history of well-known figures such as Ian Wright, John Barnes, Viv Anderson, Brendon Batson, Clyde Best, Cyrille Regis, Laurie Cunningham, Luther Blissett, Justin Fashanu, Paul Ince, Rio Ferdinand, Ashley Cole, Raheem Sterling, Les Ferdinand, Andy Cole and Viv Anderson, alongside the lesser-known forebears; Arthur Wharton, Walter Tull, Jack Leslie, Lindy Delapenha, John Charles, Ces Podd and Albert Johannesson.


Best Sports Show, Radio Academy ARIAS Awards 2021 (Gold winner)

Best Factual Series, Radio Academy ARIAS Awards 2021 (Silver winner)

Best Sports and Recreation Documentary, New York Festival Radio Awards 2021 (Bronze Winner)

Best Audio, British Sports Journalism Awards 2020 (Bronze winner)

Best Sports Podcast, British Podcast Awards 2021 (nominee)

Podcast of the Year, Sports Industry Awards 2021 (nominee)

Best New Podcast, Spotify UK 2020 (shortlist)

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