The BBC World Service and BBC Sounds launched a brand new umbrella podcast series, Amazing Sport Stories, on Monday, 30th October, with Frozen Out being chosen as its premiere mini season.
Frozen Out is produced by leading UK production company Mags Creative. As the company’s first BBC audio-docuseries, Frozen Out represents a noteworthy milestone for Mags Creative, who were established five years ago.
Presented by Canadian ice hockey legend, double Olympic gold medallist and broadcaster Cassie Campbell-Pascall, this captivating narrative reveals the remarkable tale of Justine Blainey – a determined 12-year-old from Canada who aspired to play ice hockey alongside the boys. When she was denied this opportunity, she took her fight from the ice rink to the courtroom, effectively transforming a sporting dream into a legal battle.
Hannah Russell, founder of Mags Creative says: “As a female-founded, female-majority business, we’re passionate about telling the stories of female trailblazers and this story is no exception. Justine is a rule-breaker who demonstrated unwavering courage in the face of adversity – and we want to celebrate this”.
Upcoming mini-seasons of Amazing Sport Stories will cover fascinating tales from around the world, bringing a fresh perspective on the world of sports – from a mysterious curse on a legendary Gaelic football team to the 1969 expulsion of 14 black American football players for planning a racism protest. Additional episodes will explore stories from Zambia, Iran, the Himalayas, and introduce you to lesser-known sports stories.
In addition to launching Frozen Out, Mags Creative is set to announce a number of new show launches in the lead-up to Christmas including the launch of a second season of an award-winning business podcast, a true crime show and a children’s audio special.