Amazon’s Ben Stokes: Phoenix from the Ashes - how to watch documentary and does it feature Bristol brawl?

Prime Video’s monopoly over high-octane sport-docs grows with Ben Stokes: Phoenix from the Ashes - what you need to know about the documentary .

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A new Amazon documentary will show Cricket star Ben Stokes’ rise from Bristol-brawl to Headingley-heroics.

The Kiwi-born cricketer has been involved in drama on and off the pitch and a new Amazon documentary, created with Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes, leaves no stone unturned.

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From being expelled from the England squad to inspiring the side to their first world-cup win, Stokes delves into his battles on the pitch, and in his head.

BristolWorld is here to give you a rundown of the documentary and what time it airs.

When is Ben Stokes: Phoenix from the Ashes released on Prime Video?

Ben Stokes: Phoenix from the Ashes will be released worldwide on Prime Video on Friday, August 26 2022.

How do I watch Ben Stokes: Phoenix from the Ashes on Prime Video?

In order to watch, Ben Stokes: Phoenix from the Ashes, you will need to have an Amazon Prime membership.

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You can become an Amazon Prime member for £7.99 a month or £79 a year. Amazon Student memberships start at £3.99.

Alternatively, you can rent or buy the one-off documentary, once it’s been released, by visiting the Prime Video store.

What is Ben Stokes: Phoenix from the Ashes about?

Ben Stokes: Phoenix from the Ashes aims to capture a raw and vulnerable side to Ben Stokes that viewers aren’t used to seeing from the fiery all-rounder.

The sporting documentary focuses on the high’s of 2019, which saw the England captain deliver a world-cup winning performance and possibly the greatest innings broadcasted on tv, as England rescued a draw against Australia.

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And the fallout that saw Stokes take a lengthy break from the sport to focus on his mental health and spend time with his dad, Gerard Stokes, who was terminally ill with brain cancer.

The documentary is a personal foray into the mindset of a top athlete and a juxtaposition between euphoria and despair.

Does Ben Stokes: Phoenix from the Ashes mention controversial Bristol brawl?

Yes, everything is here. Phoenix from the Ashes covers the moment where Stokes was involved in a punchup outside Bristol nightclub Mbargo.

After the brawl saw Stokes in court for affray, the England cricketer was acquitted of all charges as the jury supported the claim of self-defence.

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The documentary features, never-before-seen footage from police body cams.

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