Repechage for Bert and Dickie

1948: The real Richard Burnell (stroke) and Bert Bushnell (bow).

Tim Koch writes:

British readers with access to the Drama Channel (Freeview 20, Sky 166, Virgin Media 190) will be able to see a repeat broadcast of Bert and Dickie at 9pm on Saturday, 3 May. Called Going for Gold in the U.S., this is a dramatised account of the unlikely pairing of Bertram ‘Bert’ Bushnell and Richard ‘Dickie’ Burnell who won the double sculls at the 1948 London Olympics. The HTBS review is here and newsreel film of the real thing is on the British Pathe site.

Matt Smith plays Bert Bushnell and Sam Hoare plays Dickie Burnell.

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