Eight Point Nine Nine

Eight Point Nine Nine

By BBC Radio 4

Drama of the Week

Friday, 3 January

What if doping were allowed in athletics? How much faster could we go? And at what cost? A timely retelling of the Julian Mason scandal, one year on from the closure of Project Hermes, the controversial doping program that enabled Mason to run the 100m in under nine seconds. What drove the scientists at the heart of the project? What made the athletes sign up? And who was to blame when things went wrong? A searing investigation into the risks and rewards of pushing the boundaries of sport science, from the award-winning partnership of James Fritz and Becky Ripley. Starring: Samuel Anderson as Darren Jones, Clare Perkins as Janelle Mason, Kwabena Ansah as Julian Mason and Chetna Pandya as Dr Bansri Shukla. This was originally aired on BBC Radio 4.
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