The 1948 Olympics | Behind the scenes at the Austerity Games
When the Olympic Games came to London in 1948, the event was visiting a city still suffering from the ravages of World War II. Rationing remained in force and many people had been left homeless, yet the bomb-cratered city rose to the challenge of hosting the world's greatest sporting occasion.
These 'Austerity Olympics' were not only the first post-war Games, but also the first Olympics in which British television played a role. This collection of programmes and photographs looks back at the Games, remembering the athletes who took part and revealing the BBC's role in televising events.
What else is on besides the Olympics?
Exciting times for the new BBC television service.
The faces behind the voices commentating on the Olympic Games.
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