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News 1908: The First True Olympics on BBC Four

Newcastle 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.

The 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.

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