Colin & Graham's Excellent Adventures
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Colin and Graham are here to talk about their new series 'Colin & Graham's Excellent Adventures'.
Colin & Graham's Excellent Adventures - RTÉ Two - Wednesday 4th of November - 10:50pm
RTE Press have said "This new six-part series follows sports fanatics Colin Carroll and Graham Little as they traverse the globe blagging their way into some of the worlds most unusual and extreme sporting contests. From bull racing in India to camel racing in Oman the pair attempt to enter these competitions as the official Irish team even if they have never taken part in the sport before.
The range of championships that they tackle in the series includes sumo-wrestling in Japan, bull-racing in India, horn-sleighing in Germany, Jeep-racing in Iceland, bodybuilding in Milan and camel-racing in Oman.
Programme one sees the fearless duo head to Kerala in Southern India in the hope of taking part in a local bull-racing contest. This dangerous sport involves water-skiing behind specifically trained and slightly inebriated bulls.
Colin and Graham meet with the event organisers in the hope of convincing them that they are the Irish bull-racing champions. However, after a brief introduction to some of the feisty racing bulls it quickly becomes clear that Colin and Graham may not be as familiar with the sport as they are making out.
The pair enlist the help of some friendly locals who enter them in a traditional wrestling competition. With the help of their new friends Colin and Graham succeed in impressing the locals with their wrestling skills but will it be enough to secure a place in the treacherous in the bull racing contest?"
Colin & Graham's Excellent Adventures - Starts this Wednesday 4th of November on RTE TWO at 10:50pm
About the presenters:-
Colin Carroll is an Irish Solicitor, sports scientist, TV presenter and writer.
He graduated with a sports science degree from Nottingham and the German Sports University in Cologne.
He moved to South America for a number of years where he motor-biked solo around the continent and became a personal trainer and a freelance journalist with The Buenos Aires Herald newspaper.
In 1998 lectured at the Cork Institute of Technology and became the dog track commentator at Curraheen Park in Cork. In 2000, Colin returned to Spain where he launched Spain's first beach magazine called Beachwise.
His motto is is "do that which you don't yet know!"
Colin is Elephant Polo World Champion (Nepal, 2005), and holds the World Record in the 3-legged marathon (Cork, 2008). Colin established various sports governing bodies including Sumo Ireland and Synchro Ireland as well as launching the 'Paddy Games'T, an alternative competition to the Olympics. www.Paddygames.ie
Graham Little is a freelance writer and broadcaster specialising in sport and travel. Graham is also a presenter with Sky Sports.
Graham has completed a series of tough endurance events including the Snowdon Mountain Marathon, the Man Versus Horse Marathon, Tough Guy 2009, the Royal Windsor Triathlon, the Royal Marines Potential Officers Course, several other triathlons and Ultra-fit gym events. Last year he climbed Kilimanjaro on his honeymoon.
In September 2009 he captained 'Team No Prior Experience', which won the first ever Race Around Ireland ultra-marathon cycle event. Graham and his four-man team completed the lap of Ireland in two days and nineteen hours and hold the national record.
Colin and Graham first met in a hostel in Zagreb in 2004 when they were both travelling around Europe in battered old cars, the following year they went to Poland and pretended to be a boyband since then they have gone to everything from elephant polo to nettle-eating championships.
Colin only really became interested in bizarre sports following a very serious windsurfing accident in Spain a number of years ago. He ended up have major surgery on this back and as a result he decided make the most of his second chance at life.