The 1948 Olympics | Behind the scenes at the Austerity Games
CHANNEL | Radio 4
FIRST BROADCAST | 16 October 1976
DURATION | 4 minutes 50 seconds
Reg Harris talks about his disappointment at only managing two silver medals at the Olympics, playing down the fact that he achieved these while cycling with a fractured elbow and recovering from a back injury sustained in a car accident.
Cycling remained paramount throughout the life of Reg Harris. He suffered a stroke while cycling shortly after having an operation on a snapped ankle tendon and died two days later. He was 72.
Royal Park to provide accommodation for Olympic competitors.
The art world celebrates the Olympics.
'May the weather be fine, the events well contested and may records be broken.'
TV announces a new era of comfort for crews and better pictures for viewers
Robert Jackson Robinson meets the Royal Family.
The indomitable cycling champion recalls the 1948 Olympics.
Stuart MacPherson recalls the 'Austerity Games' of 1948.
Memories of the 1948 London Games.
Remembering the gold-medal winning rower.
Exciting times for the new BBC television service.
What else is on besides the Olympics?
The faces behind the voices commentating on the Olympic Games.
Capturing the action of the London Olympics Games.
Photographs taken at the opening ceremony of the Austerity Games.
How the BBC televised the Games.
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