Things To Do In Four Minutes

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20040506

On the 50th anniversary of Roger Bannister's historic run, Tony Robinson considers other things which can be done in four minutes.

Option number one: run away from an H bomb. With the help of cartoonist Raymond Briggs (author of When the Wind Blows); Del and Rodney from Only Fools And Horses and some vintage Peter Cook, he tries to work out what exactly we were supposed to do in the event of a Four Minute Warning.

He hears from Jayne Torvill how she and Christopher Dean nearly came a cropper when they couldn't cut down Ravel's Bolero to the requisite four minutes. Remember the romantic swaying on the ice that started off Torvill & Dean's gold-medal winning routine in Sarajevo? We find out if they were evoking a heart-breaking passion or just marking time before Jayne's skate hit the ice and the clock started running.

Tony also remembers the classic short film London to Brighton in Four Minutes; tries to get to grips with John Cage's silent composition 4'33" and asks food writer Sybil Kapoor to come up with her favourite four minute recipe.

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On the 50th anniversary of Roger Bannister's historic run, Tony Robinson considers other things which can be done in four minutes.

Option number one: run away from an H bomb.

With the help of cartoonist Raymond Briggs (author of When the Wind Blows); Del and Rodney from Only Fools And Horses and some vintage Peter Cook, he tries to work out what exactly we were supposed to do in the event of a Four Minute Warning.

He hears from Jayne Torvill how she and Christopher Dean nearly came a cropper when they couldn't cut down Ravel's Bolero to the requisite four minutes.

Remember the romantic swaying on the ice that started off Torvill & Dean's gold-medal winning routine in Sarajevo? We find out if they were evoking a heart-breaking passion or just marking time before Jayne's skate hit the ice and the clock started running.

Tony also remembers the classic short film London to Brighton in Four Minutes; tries to get to grips with John Cage's silent composition 4'33" and asks food writer Sybil Kapoor to come up with her favourite four minute recipe.

2004050620040824

On the 50th anniversary of Roger Bannister's historic run, Tony Robinson considers other things which can be done in four minutes.

Option number one: run away from an H bomb.

With the help of cartoonist Raymond Briggs (author of When the Wind Blows); Del and Rodney from Only Fools And Horses and some vintage Peter Cook, he tries to work out what exactly we were supposed to do in the event of a Four Minute Warning.

He hears from Jayne Torvill how she and Christopher Dean nearly came a cropper when they couldn't cut down Ravel's Bolero to the requisite four minutes.

Remember the romantic swaying on the ice that started off Torvill & Dean's gold-medal winning routine in Sarajevo? We find out if they were evoking a heart-breaking passion or just marking time before Jayne's skate hit the ice and the clock started running.

Tony also remembers the classic short film London to Brighton in Four Minutes; tries to get to grips with John Cage's silent composition 4'33" and asks food writer Sybil Kapoor to come up with her favourite four minute recipe.

20040824

On the 50th anniversary of Roger Bannister's historic run, Tony Robinson considers other things which can be done in four minutes.