upon Tyne based filmNOVA’s co production with Liberty Bell; a
fascinating drama documentary about the 1908 London Olympic Games, is to
be broadcast on BBC FOUR at 8pm on Tuesday 12th August.
one hour documentary which is supported by Great North Run
Culture, features dramatised scenes and interviews with some
of the characters at the heart of the 1908 Olympic Marathon, the final
event of the London games.
The 1908 Olympics, which is regarded as the first true Olympic Games,
catapulted the games from casual, carnival affairs towards the
international spectaculars they are today. However it was shrouded with
allegations of cheating and unfair play, with numerous disputes between
the British and American teams. It was to become the most controversial
and dramatic games in Olympic history.