Olympic Gold for Sara Vickers

Jul 24, 2012

Sara Vickers stars in Bert and Dickie, the BBC's timely drama about the victorious British Olympic rowing team of the 1948 London Olympics. The one episode drama tells the story of Bert Bushnell and Dickie Burnell who defied all the odds and achieved gold in the double scull having been thrown together just five weeks before the Olympics. Sara plays Margaret Campbell, Bert's fiancee at the time who realised ironically that Bert will stand a much better chance if she’s not around whilst he’s training.

Set against the backdrop of a country on its knees, Bert and Dickie is an uplifting, warm-hearted and celebratory story about how two men rose above distinctions of birth and class to become Olympic gold medallists - and how London did pull off a brilliant and triumphant Games.

Bert and Dickie is first shown on BBC One on July 25th at 8.30 pm and subsequently can be found on BBC iPlayer.