The first of three one hour episodes airs tonight
Cricketing hero and TV star Freddie Flintoff is back in Preston, on a mission to make cricket a sport for all.
In a new BBC show airing tonight (July 5) the Preston born cricketing legend comes back to his roots in humble attempt to give others a chance at success. The show, Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams, aims to highlight Flintoff’s journey – breaking the norm rising from a working-class background to become one of the world’s most famous cricketers.
Flintoff is a name known outside of the cricketing world, with the stars appearance on Top Gear, The Games and even a previous documentary with the BBC where he bravely spoke about his personal experience with bulimia. Now, he’s on a mission to make a change in his hometown.
Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams shows the stars return to Preston- the city he calls home. During his time in his hometown, Flintoff starts a new cricket team with an unlikely group of teens.
Determined to prove that anyone can play competitive cricket, the show will highlight Flintoff’s goal to prove the possibility of success whatever their background. Undeterred by the somewhat negative reception to his idea, Flintoff kicks off try outs and starts a training regime with a group of lively teenagers.
15 year-old Sean, who has attended several different schools, and 17 year-old Ammar, who moved to the UK six years ago and had never even heard of Freddie.
Most of these boys have never even picked up a cricket bat and will have a lot to learn in a very short space of time as they will be competing against teams that have been playing together for years.
Where can I watch it?
The show will air on Tuesday July 5 at 8pm to 9pm on BBC One. Viewers will be able to tune into three one-hour episodes in the series with the second episode airing on Tuesday, July 12.
- 18:16, 5 JUL 2022
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