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Phil Liggett The Voice of Cycling


Documentary created by Nickolas Bird, Eleanor Sharpe, the filmmakers behind MAMIL (Middle Aged Men In Lycra) written by Eleanor Sharpe.

Australia April 2021 1h 54

The life of legendary television commentator Phil Liggett MBE is inextricably entwined with the history of professional cycling. During a career that has spanned five decades, 15 Olympic games and 47 Tours de France, Phil Liggett has been there for every key moment in cycling over the last half century. The heroic triumphs, the appalling tragedies, the scandals and the controversies; Phil has seen it all, and told us about it with passion, knowledge and his trademark wit. As much as anyone, Phil Liggett has shaped the way the world sees cycling.

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Phil Liggett The Voice of Cycling - The crew

Nickolas Bird and Eleanor Sharpe - Directors   Nickolas Bird and Eleanor Sharpe are award winning and AACTA nominated filmmakers based in Melbourne, Australia. They studied filmmaking at the Victorian College of the Arts – School of Film and Television, and AFTRS (the Australian Film, Television and Radio School) and have been producing and directing commercials, factual television series and documentaries for more than 20 years. Their works include: MAMIL: Middle...

Phil Liggett the Voice of Cycling: the directors statement

Eleanor Sharpe, Nickolas Bird co directors of the film. Following on from our recent very successful feature documentary, MAMIL: Middle Aged Men in Lycra (2017), we were searching for a new idea for a documentary. One of the key components of MAMIL’s success was having the legendary Phil Liggett provide the narration. After travelling to London to record the narration, we were impressed by Phil’s presence and the stories he told us. Tentatively, we pitched the idea to Ph...

The Tour de France 2021 in full gear: Phil Liggett is busy covering his 48th tour de France

MUSIC, MAESTROS! The Tour knows how to compose and adapt, and proved it once again with such joy. The adverse winds never troubled the race and its team mates are always ready to offer shelter. Once the postponement of the 2022 Grand Départ in Copenhagen was made official, Brittany stepped forward, led out by the Conseil Général and the backing of Brest, carried by the impulse of the authorities of the four departments and local communities. Chapeau and thank you! The ric...

Phil Liggett The Voice of Cycling : Synopsis

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The life of legendary television commentator Phil Liggett MBE is inextricably entwined with the history of professional cycling. During a career that has spanned five decades, 15 Olympic games and 47 Tours de France, Phil Liggett has been there for every key moment in cycling over the last half century. The heroic triumphs, the appalling tragedies, the scandals and the controversies; Phil has seen it all, and told us about it with passion, knowledge and his trademark wit. As much as anyone, Phil...

Phil Liggett the voice of cycling: Trailer

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The life of legendary television commentator Phil Liggett MBE is inextricably entwined with the history of professional cycling. During a career that has spanned five decades, 15 Olympic games and 47 Tours de France, Phil Liggett has been there for every key moment in cycling over the last half century. The heroic triumphs, the appalling tragedies, the scandals and the controversies; Phil has seen it all, and told us about it with passion, knowledge and his trademark wit. As much as anyone, Phil...

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