Alistaire Cooke has reported “in the United States 6% of Americans have ever played golf, watched golf or read about golf. Slightly more depressing figures for the even more minor game of tennis. ”
BBC has put its Play of the Week series online. At the moment, they have a play by Rita Dove from August 16, but I expect that the site will have all of its series online (although perhaps only one at a time). The Play of the Week series is very important. I think Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter wrote plays specifically for this series.