Evel Knievel

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Thursday’s best TV: Workers Or Shirkers? and How to Stay Young
Ian Hislop’s potted history of state welfare; and try the ‘sit and rise’ test to keep that youthful glow. Plus: GI Janes take training and Evel Knievel’s transformation from scoundrel to petrol-powered Elvis

Andrew Mueller, John Robinson, Ali Catterall, Mark Gibbings-Jones, Ben Arnold, David Stubbs and Hannah J Davies

07, Apr, 2016 @5:15 AM

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Darren Aronofsky set to direct Channing Tatum as Evel Knievel
Black Swan film-maker to steer motorbike stunt rider project based on a script by The Fighter’s Scott Silver, after departure of Peter Berg

Ben Child

15, Sep, 2015 @1:31 PM

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Readers recommend: songs about safety … and danger | Peter Kimpton
Hot spillages to electrifying risks, broken glass to scary stunts, name your songs that include details of physical danger and ways to stay away from harm, says Peter Kimpton

Peter Kimpton

16, Jul, 2015 @7:04 PM

The 10 best Greyhound bus moments

As the American coach company turns 100, Guy Lodge chooses its 10 best celebrations in film, art and song

Guy Lodge

02, May, 2014 @11:00 AM

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Watch Me Fall | Theatre review

Warwick Arts Centre
This DIY recreation of Evel Knievel's Caesar's Palace jump is a fascinating essay on American machismo, writes Lyn Gardner

Lyn Gardner

29, Oct, 2009 @11:00 PM

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Evil Knievel? FBI suspected involvement in beatings

Stunt rider Evel Knievel threatened to sue US government if they charged him for involvement with crimes

Dan Glaister in Los Angeles

06, Oct, 2008 @11:01 PM

Classic YouTube: the Blackburn cheerleader, Evel Knievel and polevaulting gone bad

Our YouTube round-up showcases some shocking Ewood Park dancing, some famous motorbike stunts and Phil Collins v Ultimate Warrior

06, Dec, 2007 @10:20 AM

Obituary: Michael Carlson
Obituary: Daredevil showman and stunt rider, he epitomised the American huckster

Michael Carlson

03, Dec, 2007 @11:57 PM

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Daredevil Evel Knievel dies at 69
Evel Knievel, who earned worldwide fame for his bone-shattering motorcycle stunts and star-spangled white jumpsuits, collapsed and died yesterday at his home in Florida

Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington

01, Dec, 2007 @10:56 AM

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Evel Knievel, the motorcycle daredevil whose jumps over buses, live sharks and Idaho's Snake River Canyon made him an international icon in the 1970s, has died aged 69

Staff and agencies

30, Nov, 2007 @9:56 PM

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John Sutherland: The judge's tale

'I felt like Evel Knievel preparing to jump over the Grand Canyon'. John Sutherland on chairing of the judging panel of this year's Man Booker prize.

John Sutherland

12, Oct, 2005 @9:44 AM

Grand Canyon jump
Robbie Knievel, son of the motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel, became the first person to jump the Grand Canyon on a motorbike when he cleared a 60-metre (200ft) chasm to break his own distance record.

By Guardian staff and agencies

22, May, 1999 @1:48 AM

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