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Inside Sport - South Africa uncovered

Ahead of the World Cup, two Inside Sport programmes look at the history and culture of South African sport.

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South Africa: In Black and White
BBC ONE 2320-2350 BST; Monday 7 June


South Africa: In Black and White

With the help of people who were there, Gabby Logan guides us through the tumultuous modern history of South Africa and explains how sport played a crucial role in the politics of the country, from the apartheid era to the 2010 World Cup.

Famous South African sportsmen such as Gary Player, Chester Williams and Steven Pienaar tell of their experiences, and John Emburey explains why he broke the international boycott to play on both of England's rebel cricket tours.

We also hear from passionate anti-apartheid campaigner Peter Hain and from some of the forgotten stars of the apartheid years, such as footballer Webster Lichaba who was a great for the Orlando Pirates but never had the opportunity to gain international recognition.

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South Africa's World Cup Journey
BBC ONE 1340-1410 BST; Saturday 29 May


Gabby Logan and Gary Mabbutt experience the din of the vuzelas

Another chance to see Gabby Logan's journey through South Africa as the country prepares to host the 2010 World Cup.

Gabby visits the desolate mining town waiting to welcome England's stars; meets the players desperate to avoid being the biggest letdown in World Cup history and is inspired by the prisoners from Robben Island who fought apartheid by playing football.

She also learns about the culture clash that's threatening to undermine Africa's first World Cup.

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