Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards is a unique British sporting hero with an incredible story to tell. The world’s ninth-fastest amateur downhill speed skier went on to become Great Britain’s first Olympic (self-taught!) Ski-Jumper. In Try Hard, Eddie talks through his incredible life-journey; from self-learning ski-jumping and being shunned by the sporting establishment, to the extensive surgery to rebuild his face and body following years of spectacular crashes on the snow as he set out to break world-records.
In this brand new show, Leo Houlding discusses the contrast between adventure TV and adventure film and reflects on the conflict between a life of extreme adventure and the responsibilities and homely joys of fatherhood, juxtaposed against the undying drive for the next great quest through the narrative of his aptly named Mirror Wall expedition.