Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Watching "London Calling"

And keeping with the London 2012 theme from yesterday, an Irish TV station is showing a great series at the moment called "London Calling". They've been following a group of athletes from different sports for almost two years as they creep closer and closer to qualification.

Marian Heffernan, 400m runner features in a few episodes with her walker husband Rob  - yes, that's two people in the same household gunning for the Olympics. Plus they have two young children. Heffernan is on the 4 x 400m relay team - blogged about here - with Joanna Cuddihy  - interview here - who just qualified this week for London.
Paralymic cyclist Catherine Walsh was up last week, interview with her here and a great post from her biking partner Fran Meehan here.

Tonight's episode stars triathlete Aileen Morrison.

And in the next few weeks they talk to Orla Barry preparing for the Paralympic Discus and equestrian Camilla Speirs. 

Doco maker Darragh Bambrick got in touch and said: "We tried to do a 50:50 split gender-wise but in the end more men said Yes than women." 

But considering there are more men than women going overall, it's a great balance really. Unfortunately this can only be seen on RTE (so far?)  but if you reading this from here, it's well worth a watch. 

You can get in touch with Bambrick on twitter.com/darraghbambrick

Have you seen any other good Olympic documentaries? 

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