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Opening Ceremony: Director's Cut

Special director's cut of Danny Boyle's 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, featuring James Bond, Rowan Atkinson, David Beckham, Paul McCartney and the lighting of the cauldron.

Special director's cut version of Danny Boyle's extraordinary Olympic opening ceremony from 12 months ago that features extended highlights including unforgettable moments like 'Her Majesty' parachuting into the stadium with James Bond; Rowan Atkinson performing with the London Symphony Orchestra with comic results; David Beckham driving a speedboat while helping along the Olympic flame; live performances by the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Emeli Sande and the Arctic Monkeys; the lighting of the cauldron; and the best moments from the athletes' parade.

2 hours, 27 minutes

Last on

Sat 27 Jul 2013 19:00


Role Contributor
Editor Carl Doran
Assistant Editor Jo McCusker


BBC Sport: Olympics 2012

BBC Sport: Olympics 2012

Watch the best video highlights from the London 2012 Olympic Games