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Against the Odds looks at individuals who fought in battle, and how they managed to survive. The series looks at how they had to rely on teamwork, and how even small mistakes could result in their entire unit being wiped out. The series involves a number of interviews with persons who fought in combat, and they reflect on the importance of having friends while serving. The first episodes in Against the Odds principally look at World War 2, and the series is narrated by Rob Lowe.

Against the Odds is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on March 3, 2014.

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Monday 10:00 PM et/pt on AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL
3 Seasons, 26 Episodes
March 3, 2014
Documentary & Biography, Military & War
8.1/10
Cast: Lindsay Wagner, Everett McGill
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Against the Odds Full Episode Guide

  • This week on Against The Odds . . . the perfect gymnast. Nadia Comaneci was the first to score a perfect ten in the Montreal Olympic Games. But her life in Romania away from the spotlight was far from perfect. Until she found her escape. Plus the face of the London Olympics, Jessica Ennis-Hill.

  • On this episode of Against the Odds, we salute the superstars of tennis, celebrating the off court bravery of Martina Navratilova, the relentless winning of Novak Djokovic, and the all round greatness of the man who ushered in the modern professional era, Rod Laver.

  • The two women who changed tennis, Serena and Venus Williams, Britain's world-beating triathlete, Alistair Brownlee, and the king of table tennis, Lin Dan.

  • On this episode we take to the links and marvel at Seve Ballesteros, the man who made the Ryder Cup a contest, and Greg Norman, the Great White Shark who shook up the establishment.

  • On this episode we look at the remarkable career of Allyson Felix, the greatest female track and field athlete in Olympic and world championship history plus Britain's cycling royalty, Laura Trott and Jason Kenny, who found each other and a dominance of the sport which has never been seen before.

  • Lewis Hamilton has the once seemingly unattainable records of the great Michael Schumacher in his sights ... but the Brit has had to endure a tough upbringing and a rocky relationship with his father to climb the mountain and Niki Lauda, the 3- time F1 champion who survived a horrific fireball crash at the 1977 German GP only to return to racing just six weeks later.

  • We examine the admirable career of golf's Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus; we discuss left handed, long hitting funnyman Phil Mickelson's triumphant career; and we marvel at humble Rory McIlroy's phenomenal achievements at an early age.

  • In this episode we track Conor McGregor's unprecedented rise from plumber's apprentice to the biggest MMA celebrity in the history of the sport, we follow Xiong Jingnan, the first Chinese MMA champion in the world who competes to honour the memory of her grandparents and take a look at how Holly Holm became the only person to hold championship titles in both boxing and MMA.

  • They were the key players in a golden era of Formula One, the fascinatingly flawed Brazilian genius Ayrton Senna and his great rival, the meticulous Frenchman Alain Prost.

  • This time on Against the Odds . . . the Special One, Jose Mourinho, who has managed many of the best clubs in football and won trophies wherever he's gone, and one of Manchester City's all-time greats, goalkeeper Bert Trautmann, and his courageous performance in the 1956 FA Cup Final.

  • Robin Van Persie's career made him a hero to many; but he can't compete with the love and adoration commanded by Brazil's Pel

  • A group of football heroes. The Pied Piper of the game, David Beckham, Germany's Kaiser, the great Franz Beckenbauer, and the man who lives for winning, super manager Pep Guardiola.

  • On this episode of Against the Odds we salute two of the most mercurial footballers the game has even known, the era-defining Johan Cruyff and Brazil superstar Neymar.

  • An armored German battle in northwestern France in August 1944 is driven off by an Army National Guard unit, even though they are outgunned, outnumbered and somewhat surrounded.

  • Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, helped lead the charge into Iraq's most dangerous city in 2004. Battling in the bloodiest, most sustained house-to-house urban combat American soldiers had seen since Vietnam would prove costly for the men.

  • Charlie Company of the 1st Cavalry Division wanders into an NVA stronghold. A blistering attack leaves supplies low, casualties mounting and the enemy circle tightening. Team Alpha hearing the distress calls, volunteers to try the difficult rescue.

  • The noble warriors of Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines face down an overwhelming North Vietnamese Army in Dai Do and rescue their fellow Marines. Tattered, torn and depleted the men of Echo Company repeatedly deny the enemy its victory.

  • The attack on Peleliu Island in the Pacific by Marines on the Japanese in September 1944 and the fight that went on for over two months are retold.

  • Featuring World War II paratroopers from Fox Company, 2nd Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. These brave soldiers fought from D-Day on June 6, 1944, to Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps at the close of the war in Europe.