Going For Gold

UKTV – Wednesday 25 July, 7.30pm

The powerful and uplifting story of how two men from very different backgrounds triumphed against the odds, capturing Olympic Gold and embodying the battling spirit of the 1948 London games. The film follows the compelling journey to the Olympic final of an unlikely pairing of competitors, boat-builder’s son Bert Bushnell and Eton and Oxford-educated Richard ‘Dickie’ Burnell. Thrown together as double sculling partners just six weeks before the games, they had to confront and overcome vast differences in their personal and professional lives, as well as push themselves to their physical and emotional limits.