Aside from being too long, there was a decent flow to the ceremony.
I was disappointed Roger Bannister wasn’t involved in some way. I think the honour of lighting the cauldron should be given to someone who has earned it, not youngsters who may or may not rise to the occasion in the future.
There were some cheeky moments, as you’d expect from the Brits – including having Mr. Bean make an appearance and a Queen double skydiving.
Scottish singer Emeli Sande performed Abide With Me in such a soothing, gentle voice my son said he wished she could sing him a lullaby each night.
Not everything was clear in the three -and-a-half-hour show. Thankfully journalists are always supplied with a thick package explaining what’s being revealed at the ceremony through music, dance, performance and symbols. Commentators told TV audiences what was happening to keep us in the loop.
Did the ceremony capture your attention?