The Blagger's Guide To The Games

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0120120726

David Quantick's wonderfully irreverent series returns to Radio 2 to give the 2012 Games the full Blagger's treatment.

Have your sweatbands at the ready, because David will be leading you down the athletics track at record speed and revealing everything you need to know about The Olympics, from 1896 to the present day.

With spoof advertisements, movie trailers, sketches and quick fire gags - this Blagger's Guide will leave you armed with a knowledge base worthy of a podium finish.

In this first episode, the 1948 Olympics and gymnastics come under scrutiny.

David Quantick's irreverent series returns to give the Games the full Blagger's treatment.

0120120726

David Quantick's wonderfully irreverent series returns to Radio 2 to give the 2012 Games the full Blagger's treatment.

Have your sweatbands at the ready, because David will be leading you down the athletics track at record speed and revealing everything you need to know about The Olympics, from 1896 to the present day.

With spoof advertisements, movie trailers, sketches and quick fire gags - this Blagger's Guide will leave you armed with a knowledge base worthy of a podium finish.

In this first episode, the 1948 Olympics and gymnastics come under scrutiny.

David Quantick's irreverent series returns to give the Games the full Blagger's treatment.

0220120802

David Quantick's wonderfully irreverent series returns to Radio 2 to give the 2012 Games the full Blagger's treatment.

In this second instalment, David explains the joys of British etiquette, the delights of the 1980 Moscow Olympics, and he sheds some light on the Olympic Flame.

Have your sweatbands at the ready, because David will be leading you down the athletics track at record speed and revealing everything you need to know about The Olympics, from 1896 to the present day.

With spoof advertisements, movie trailers, sketches and quick fire gags, this Blagger's Guide will leave you armed with a knowledge base worthy of a podium finish; or some excellent ammunition for the next pub quiz.

An irreverent look at the 1980 Olympics, British etiquette and the Olympic flame.

0220120802

David Quantick's wonderfully irreverent series returns to Radio 2 to give the 2012 Games the full Blagger's treatment.

In this second instalment, David explains the joys of British etiquette, the delights of the 1980 Moscow Olympics, and he sheds some light on the Olympic Flame.

Have your sweatbands at the ready, because David will be leading you down the athletics track at record speed and revealing everything you need to know about The Olympics, from 1896 to the present day.

With spoof advertisements, movie trailers, sketches and quick fire gags, this Blagger's Guide will leave you armed with a knowledge base worthy of a podium finish; or some excellent ammunition for the next pub quiz.

An irreverent look at the 1980 Olympics, British etiquette and the Olympic flame.

0320120809

David Quantick's wonderfully irreverent series returns to give the 2012 Games the full Blagger's treatment.

On the agenda this week, we'll be tackling subjects such as the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The heady days when athletes were lucky enough to be offered...nope, not a medal, not even a certificate but a little acorn as a gift in recognition of taking part. Thanks, indeed.

Also, find out why Britain might find itself a few eggs short of a quiche this summer, and why pigeon shooting and ski ballet were swiped off the event calendar.

David Quantick turns his attention to the 1936 Berlin Olympics, ski ballet and more.

0320120809

David Quantick's wonderfully irreverent series returns to give the 2012 Games the full Blagger's treatment.

On the agenda this week, we'll be tackling subjects such as the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The heady days when athletes were lucky enough to be offered...nope, not a medal, not even a certificate but a little acorn as a gift in recognition of taking part. Thanks, indeed.

Also, find out why Britain might find itself a few eggs short of a quiche this summer, and why pigeon shooting and ski ballet were swiped off the event calendar.

David Quantick turns his attention to the 1936 Berlin Olympics, ski ballet and more.

04 LAST20120816

David Quantick rounds off this Olympic-themed series of the wonderfully irreverent Blagger's Guide as the 2012 Games draw to a close.

In this final episode, the Olympic symbols and emblems come under scrutiny. We uncover the stories behind the Olympic mascots, which originated in 1968 and this year manifested themselves in the guise of droplets of molten steel hanging from the girders of the Olympic Stadium.

They're called Wenlock and Mandeville, or is it Widdecombe and Monte Carlo? (that's a little Blagger's "in joke" for you there...)That's right, drops of molten steel. But, you already knew that's what they were, right? It's so obvious...

David will also lift the curtain on Danny Boyles' highly anticipated Opening Ceremony, and all in his very own informative, yet anarchic way.

With spoof advertisements, movie trailers, sketches and quick fire gags - this Blagger's Guide will leave you armed with a knowledge base worthy of a podium finish; or at least some excellent ammunition for a very specifically themed round in a pub quiz.

David Quantick rounds off this Olympic-themed series as the 2012 Games draw to a close.

04 LAST20120816

David Quantick rounds off this Olympic-themed series of the wonderfully irreverent Blagger's Guide as the 2012 Games draw to a close.

In this final episode, the Olympic symbols and emblems come under scrutiny. We uncover the stories behind the Olympic mascots, which originated in 1968 and this year manifested themselves in the guise of droplets of molten steel hanging from the girders of the Olympic Stadium.

They're called Wenlock and Mandeville, or is it Widdecombe and Monte Carlo? (that's a little Blagger's "in joke" for you there...)That's right, drops of molten steel. But, you already knew that's what they were, right? It's so obvious...

David will also lift the curtain on Danny Boyles' highly anticipated Opening Ceremony, and all in his very own informative, yet anarchic way.

With spoof advertisements, movie trailers, sketches and quick fire gags - this Blagger's Guide will leave you armed with a knowledge base worthy of a podium finish; or at least some excellent ammunition for a very specifically themed round in a pub quiz.

David Quantick rounds off this Olympic-themed series as the 2012 Games draw to a close.