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Bert And Dickie: Matt Smith

Matt Smith and Sam Hoare.

NO time machines were required when Matt Smith travelled back to the London Olympics of 1948.

An era of post-war austerity, rationing and that certain kind of British spirit.

Bert And Dickie is a BBC1 drama telling the real life story of two young men from different sides of the river.

Bert Bushnell, played by Matt, was a “chippy” single sculler from Maidenhead in search of solo Olympic glory.

Instead finding himself paired with Eton and Oxford educated Dickie Burnell (Sam Hoare) in the double sculls. Continue reading

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