The documentary charting the British and Irish Lions’ 2021 tour to South Africa finally airs on UK screens a number of weeks after fans in the Rainbow Nation got to watch it.
The three-part series, called ‘Two Sides’, is something of a first in the traditional behind-the-scenes Lions documentaries as it provides fly-on-the-wall coverage from not just the Lions camp but the Springboks’, too.
Of course, the 2021 tour ultimately had a bit of everything, with the logistical challenges of staging a rugby tour during a global pandemic, plenty of controversy and a hard-fought and dramatic Test series.
Here are all the details you need to know:
When does Lions documentary Two Sides air and what TV channel is it on?
Two Sides is made up of three hour-long episodes, produced by Whisper TV, which will be broadcast on ITV across three consecutive nights. The first episode will be on TV on Sunday, June 19 (10.20pm) before the remaining episodes air on Monday, June 20, (10.45pm) and Tuesday, June 21 (10.45pm).
How to live stream Lions documentary Two Sides
If you can’t get in front of a TV, then Two Sides will be available to live stream via the ITV Hub.
Ben Calveley, British and Irish Lions managing director, said: “The British and Irish Lions and documentaries are inextricably linked. Going back to 1997 with the unforgettable ‘Living with Lions’, the Lions have produced a documentary capturing behind-the-scenes moments of every subsequent tour. This particular documentary shows how both sides rose to the unprecedented challenge of hosting a major sporting event during a global pandemic.”
South African Rugby Union CEO Jurie Roux added: “I know rugby fans are going to find this documentary fascinating and entertaining in equal measure, with the added twist this time of getting a fly-on-the-wall view of both camps involved in this unique tour. We are delighted to partner with The British & Irish Lions on ‘Two Sides’, which will act as a wonderful archive for rugby fans to look back upon for decades to come.”