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Going for Gold: The ’48 Games

Starring: Matt Smith (Doctor Who); Sam Haore (Jane Eyre)

Network: BBC America

Film Premiere: Wednesday, July 25 at 8/7c

What to Expect: With London being half destroyed post-WWII the British Olympic Committee convinced Prime Minister Attlee that hosting the Olympics could help restore the country. This 90-minute one off is an inspiring story of how two young British men, Bert Bushnell (Smith) and Dickie Burnell (Haore), were thrown together just weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics defying the odds.


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