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Ceremony 'what patriotism is all about'

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There were sheep, a cricket game, nurses, Maypoles, an industrial revolution, and James Bond.

But what was the opening ceremony trying to say about Great Britain?

Was it a depiction that the British people themselves would recognise?

What will people around the world think of us after seeing it?

Frank Cottrell Boyce, screenwriter and novelist and part of the small team that helped Danny Boyle come up with ideas for the opening ceremony and he wrote the script for the ceremony, classicist Prof Mary Beard, classicist and Times columnist Giles Coren, review the ceremony.


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