26 Nov 2023

Anna Ptaszynski: The strange and interesting world of sport

From Sunday Morning, 10:05 am on 26 November 2023

If you've ever wondered what David Attenborough has to do with yellow tennis balls, why Victorian doctors feared the outbreak of 'bicycle face'; or what led ancient Egyptian athletes to have their spleens removed, the book 'Everything to Play For’ has your answer. 

It’s the brainchild of Anna Ptaszynski and James Harkin, both senior editors and scriptwriters for BBC quiz show QI (Quite Interesting). 

Anna joins Sunday Morning to tackle sport’s weirdest rules, its most unlikely heroes, and promises to cover everything from pole-vaulting priests to professional pillow-fighting.  

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