If you, like me, are already fed up with the Olympic hysteria this year, then take some time out to listen to this and have a good laugh. This is all about how The Olympics should be done. It’s hilarious, and only serves to underline what a load of old nonsense today’s Olympic proponents spout.
Sewing their own stripes onto their outfits, eating rations, wearing chamois shorts and woollen tops, and practicing cycling on their errand bikes; these people really did encapsulate the true spirit of the competition. I laughed out loud when Roger Bannister (not a competitor) explained how he only managed to get hold of a union flag for the opening ceremony at the last minute.
All the programme’s participants are wonderfully unassuming and a world away from today’s pampered, self-important athletes. Absolutely charming. Listen again here: