BBC Films’ Being AP is a feature-length documentary, airing on Sunday 19 February 2017 on BBC-2 and directed by Bafta-winning and Emmy-nominated director Anthony Wonke, which follows champion jump jockey AP McCoy throughout the 2014-2015 season, as he pursues his 20th consecutive title.
The film takes an intimate but epic look at one of the world’s greatest sportsmen; ageing but fearless, nearing the end of his career yet still willing to sacrifice everything to achieve his dream in a competitive and dangerous sport. Through this intimate portrait we are immersed in the colourful, dramatic, and rich world of racing.
Throughout the film we follow AP’s daily life: his training routine, his family and home life and the team around him – all the elements that make this man the greatest jump jockey the world has ever seen. Viewers will see the unique combination of skills that have sustained his career and the people around him that have contributed to his success. At its heart, this film is a celebration of a year in the life of the incredible man that is AP McCoy.
Being AP airs on Sunday 19 February 2017 from 10.00pm-11.40pm on BBC Two.