BBC Picks Up Doc Series on McGuigan Family Boxing Gym


BBC One and iPlayer are set to air the new four-part documentary series STABLE: The Boxing Game, taking an inside look at the McGuigan family’s boxing gym.

Produced by Lorton Entertainment, the series tracks eight fighters from across the U.K. as they battle their way up boxing’s ranks. It documents life both inside and outside of the ring. Shane McGuigan, son of International Boxing Hall of Famer Barry McGuigan, trains the fighters alongside assistant coach Josh Pritchard, while Shane’s brother Jake McGuigan manages the majority of the eight boxers.

Lorton Entertainment is also behind the documentaries Boom! Boom!: The World vs. Boris Becker for Apple TV+, the Amazon original feature documentary ROONEY, Disney+’s documentary series Coleen Rooney: The Real Wagatha Story and is gearing up to film, direct and produce an upcoming documentary on Liverpool FC.

Julian Bird, CEO and founder of Lorton Entertainment, said: “We believe that this documentary encapsulates everything that is so powerful about boxing: hard work, community, resilience and reward. This series is characterized by the everyday sacrifices and commitments boxers make. We’ve told the stories of some of the biggest names in sports, and it is incredible to add Barry, Shane and all the fighters in the gym to that list.”

Jo Lapping, head of factual acquisition at BBC, said: “Whether you’re a boxing fan or not is irrelevant when it comes to STABLE—this series is a compelling watch, giving viewers an intimate look at the discipline, dedication and determination needed to succeed in the sport. We’re excited to be bringing this to audiences across the BBC, introducing them to an inspiring, aspirational, tight-knit group of fighters at the start of a huge sporting year.”

All four episodes will begin streaming on BBC iPlayer from 6 a.m. on March 30 and broadcast as double bills on BBC One after Match of the Day on March 30 and 31.