A Very British Olympics

BBC   |   UK

A documentary that tells the story of the last London Olympics in 1948. The world was a very different place then as it was recovering from the years of the WWII. London was under pressure but it did cope and staged glorious games. The British spirit and the sense of humour did help. The documentary and the archive footage manage to re-create the atmosphere and spirit of that time. Reasons for Submission: The documentary is using archive material, mostly in colour, not see on our TV screens before. Although many productions make such claims, A Very British Olympics has footage which hasn't been seen on TV screens before. Thus the claim to fame: discovered colour footage used not for its own purposes but in the service of the story of London 1948 Olympics.