Current Doctor Who Matt Smith is starring in a BBC drama to celebrate the 2012 Olympics (they’re coming to London, in case you didn’t know). Bert and Dickie is written by William Ivory and also stars Sam Hoare (who appeared in Party Animals with Matt) and Geoffrey Palmer (Voyage of the Damned). Click on the pic below for a bigger version whilst the synopsis is also included:

Bert And Dickie is the uplifting story of how two young men defied all the odds and achieved gold in the double sculls. Thrown together just five weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics, Bert Bushnell and Dickie Burnell not only pushed physical and emotional limits, but also rose above distinctions of birth and class to become Olympic gold medallists.

Bert and Dickie’s personal battle reflects a much greater struggle as London prepares to host the Olympic Games. In 1948, just three years after the end of the Second World War, London is half-destroyed. But, determined not to “let the Games die”, the British Olympic Committee convinces Prime Minister Attlee that the Olympics could help bring the country back together – and the Austerity Olympics are born.

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