Chris and Alex are joined by gold medal winner Greg Rutherford, Ade Adepitan reviews the Paralympics and Arthur Smith explores Captain Scott's recently discovered SS Terra Nova.
Browse content similar to 17/08/2012. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!
The One Show. Hello, welcome to The One Show. Coming up tonight, your
chance to relive a bit of magic from the Olympic Closing Ceremony,
live here in the studio. Yes, we gatecrash double gold medal-winner
Laura Trott's homecoming street party. We are joined by the man who
can jump the equivalent of two lanes of traffic, which you need to
be able to do in London, the width of a tennis court or five Alex
Jones laid lengthways. COMMENTATOR: There he goes. I can't believe it.
Please welcome a man with a spring in his step, gold medal long jumper,
Greg Rutherford. Good evening, Greg. How are you? He is very happy.
is a handsome brute. They told me, he looks a bit like Chris. You
don't. You can look a bit more like Chris, they go. I can't see. I was
blind for a minute. We have some breaking news, do we? Breaking news
regarding break leading athletics. Go. It has been blown out of
proportion. All I am going to do was run a couple of hundred metres.
I am not quitting athletics or the long jump. I am going to run. I
like the idea of breaking into the relay team. The whole story is that
you are going to attempt to be part of the 2016100 metres relay team?
Yes. Possibly doing a European, a Commonwealth Games, but I like the
idea of both. I started as a sprinter. I thought, do a bit more.
Do you know the rules of the lake? -- relay. There is a lot of
pressure on the guise' shoulders. Relay was built up. We were quick?
It was cutting. I shared an apartment with all four of the guys.
We share a room. They were really confident, feeling good. It just
did not go well. I was gutted for them. They need you. I don't know.
The one of them will not be saying that! We don't need him! Let's move
on to roundabouts. Is it true that Milton Keynes are going to name
around about after you? This is what I am hearing. I don't know yet
but rumour has it. We have some pictures of roundabouts in Milton
Keynes. We thought we would ask you to spot the roundabout and tell us
which part of Milton Keynes it is in. Geri it's a fire has been used
a lot over the last fortnight's. -- Chariots of Fire. Where is this
first Milton Keynes round about, please come a break? That looks
close to the Open University, but I might be wrong. It might be Kents
Hill. That is right! Let's move on to round about number two. Where is
this one? Milton Keynes again, of course. It looks like the opening
ceremony. That is close to the centre of Milton Keynes. It is
heading towards Campbell Park? North's accent. North Saxon Street.
I know it has an area. I don't study roundabouts! If you get the
third, you were on the podium. at the third one, it is quite
difficult. It looks like the other one. It does. It is sunnier. Named
after a famous cartoon family. this the Simpsons? The Simpson
roundabout! Derry good. We should do that all night! Which one would
you prefer? Which would I prefer? You don't have to answer. I don't
have a favourite. We will have more searching questions. A week on, the
whole country continues to be impressed by the dedication and
determination shown by it all of the team G medallists at the
Olympics. Alex Riley has been dying to put together his special tribute.
Yesterday, we offered him the chance and he came up with this.
The great golden postbox marathon and it is brilliant.
It is just before seven am and I am about to played tribute to the
heroics of Team GB with a road trip of Olympic proportions. I am
sending each of my favourite gold medal winners my personal grudge
relations, not from my local post Broxtowe. -- congratulations. But
from that golden postbox in the medallists' home towns. This is
going to be epic! Where better to begin than Chawleigh, in Lancashire.
Home to the most famous pair of sideburns in Britain, Bradley
Wiggins. What an inspiration. Just days after becoming the first Brit
to win the Tour de France, you go and show as epic endurance. You are
a hero! COMMENTATOR: Bradley Wiggins is the Olympic champion.
Thanks for making sideburns socially acceptable once again.
Next stop, Edinburgh. Home Sir Chris Hoy. Sir Chris Hoy, the way
you smashed the opposition to win your 6th gold medal, it was
inspirational. And the sight of you crying on the podium made me sob
like a baby at home. Best wishes, Alex Riley. Next stop, Teesside,
home of Katherine Copeland, one of the winners of the women's
lightweight double sculls., Tade they are the Olympic champions.
is not just me who has an Olympic finger. The whole country does not
want to let go of that fantastic feeling. It is a monument. To have
somebody. We are part of it now, aren't we? It is our bit and we
have the photographs to prove it. Katherine Copeland. You are going
to be on a stamp tomorrow. Yes, you one out on a stamp! Next stop,
Sheffield, home to Jessica Ennis. COMMENTATOR: Here goes Jessica.
Dearest Jessica, what can I say? You made me very, very proud.
now it -- nice to know that somebody from Sheffield can do that.
Look at that picture. That is what it means to Sheffield. Perfect.
Everyone wants their picture taken next to this postbox. It will be a
landmark for years to come. Jessica! Congratulations and best
wishes from Alex Riley. Kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss. I am tired and a little
bit emotional, but I am about to reach my final destination. It has
been a very long day, one BoKlok in the morning. I am exhausted. Here
is the final postbox on my journey, for Mo Farah in west London. It is
a double gold medallist and a double postbox. COMMENTATOR: Mo
Farah, it is cold! Dear Mo Farah, you produced two of the most golden
moment. Thank you for such special memories. All the best, Alex Riley.
I think it is safe to say I have missed the last post.
A good effort. A good effort. hours, north to south, well done.
You have not won, but two postboxes painted gold in your honour. I am
not sure how it happened. There were two next to each other and
they thought they would do two. would be a bit tight to leave one
red. They might become joint, Siamese postboxes. Aren't they
joined up? I think there is a gap in the middle. I drove past them
the other day, quickly. quickly? Not speeding. Just to see
where they were because I was not sure. Shall we talk about his kit?
We were talking about it in the film, asking how many T-shirts you
have. This is the official RGB kit in the Games. How many T-shirts?
Around about ten or 12 or so. Team GB, so you knew who was there and
part of the team, you had either a blue date or a white day, so you
had to alternate between those two. You have told us you can't way
yours again? No, due to sponsorship reasons. Mind gets put in a back
and into storage. Guess who has put in a bid? We had a bit of
negotiation. Early stages. He is thinking about it. The other kit,
your sponsor's kit, you will see it soon because you are competing
soon? I am in Birmingham next weekend at the diamond lead. We
have two Diamond Leagues left. We have Crystal Palace, just before
the Olympics, which people watched. I could not jump them. But I will
jump in Birmingham. Haven't you celebrated yet? You haven't had a
party? Not really. One night I met up with a few people and we went
out for a little while, but I nipped out for half an hour --
half-an-hour here and there. are in the middle of Peking. Yes,
the way the Olympics fell, it was right in the middle of the season.
Normally it is the end of August or September. This time it was the end
of July and the start of August. You are in Birmingham next weekend,
it is sold out. Mo Farah is there. The good weather forecast. A 17,000
seater stadium and I hear it is sold out. There will be plenty of
British athletes there from the Olympics. Let's hope it goes as
well as Super Saturday. It could be Super Sunday. You have never seen
this clip slowed down to Chariots of Fire. Here we go. Here we go,
Look at this. There he goes, the That is quite useful, for technique,
it is quite useful. We can make a copy of it for you. I would like it.
How is it humanly possible to jump that far? To be honest, I have no
idea! I just found out one day I could jump and went with it.
Excellent. Shall we give you, I know they are rushing us, but we
have a treat for you. Here is some of the cakes that he baked,
honestly. Say you go. What are these? The cake and the cup cakes
are the same. It is different coloured mixtures put together,
turned into party cakes. Your bait those cakes? Yes. We have got you,
it is handy, we have to ginger men. This is great. Shall we have great
running and jumping? Can we play the Chariots of Fire music? It is a
bit rigid. Go on. It is a good job I did not land like that. I could
have heard myself up. When the neighbours of Laura Trott wanted to
hold a street party to welcome her back home, to Cheshunt, in hot
picture, they did not expect they would have to enact a law dating
from 1847 to make it happen. Yes, Lucy is there. It has been a
struggle to get this party off the ground?
Yes, it has, because you have to apply for a licence and that means
you have to wait weeks at heart Thatcher originally said no, then
the local council managed to find the Victorian law and anyway, here
we are. It has been invoked. The neighbours are so keen to give
Laura are really good celebratory night tonight. He we are, it is
very exciting. Come over and let's speak to Laura and find out how she
is feeling. I am enjoying themselves? Hello, everybody. It is
so exciting. Maura, this is for you. How do you feel? It is amazing, I
am so glad people came out. look embarrassed. It is all your
friends and family and neighbours. I can't believe it, I actually card.
Double gold medallist, will you get used to that phrase? Probably not.
It is thanks to all these people here that I have these two now.
Exactly, you are sharing with them. Lovely. I can't help but notice
that Jason Kenny is next to you. Really, this is a four gold medal
scenario. This is a world first, surely. Amazing. How are you
feeling tonight? Also looking faintly embarrassed because you are
dating but it is a bit cringe worthy of me to bring that up. Four
gold medals, amazing. A quick word with your dad, one of the proudest
fathers in the UK. How you feeling? Pretty good. I am glad it is going
off now. He where a master of understatement. Fantastic. We have
a surprise for you, Laura Trott. We have John and George, your teachers
from school. One more thing, Julian, Julian from the Post Office,
quickly hand them over. We have got your official stamps. Quickly,
let's see them. Oh, look at that! Let's get this party started.
Congratulations to you. Congratulations, Laura, what an
honour. What tonight they are going to have. You have that to come in -
- when you finish in Birmingham. hope so. You have another
competition after then? I have another three. Ade is here now. It
is 12 days to go until the Paralympics and with over two
million tickets sold, they will be great. Take us through a preview.
They will be awesome. Everybody was uplifted by the Olympics but they
are going to be totally blown away by the Paralympics. In Beijing, the
Team GB won 102 medals and 42 gold medals. 4,200 of the greatest
athletes are coming to Stratford. They are hoping to be second on the
table, are they? To beat Team GB? Do you think that is possible? Who
are the best hopes? It is definitely possible to get second
again. I am going to look out for the basketball team. They are close
to my heart. Of course you are. have got to the finals and semi-
finals, but we are yet to win gold and I watched Greg winning his gold
and I saw the crowd getting behind him. If our crowd can get behind
the basketball team in London, I am sure they will do us proud. What
about some of the more obscure events that will take place? There
is a sport you may not have heard of called boccia. Boccia is for
athletes with cerebral palsy and locomotive impairments. Impairments
to the movements of their arms and legs. It is similar to Bulls. They
have to throw it. They had six balls each and they try to get it
as close to the jack as possible. Boris Johnson is a massive fan. But
there is also hand cycling. It is one of the fastest growing sports
in Paralympics. You see the Paralympic champion, Rachel Morris,
there. You cycle with your hands, you get up to 27 years. You can get
40 miles an hour in those things. A great story about hand cycling,
Alex Ramadi, the former F1 driver lost his legs in a car accident in
Germany and now he is going to be competing in the Paralympics for
Italy in hand cycling -- Alex Will there be more tickets are
released? Hopefully as time goes on, but get on the 2012 website. I
would say go on late at night when there are less people on the
website. 400,000 tickets are not available yet, they will be drip-
fed out. That's right. For the athletics, swimming, basketball.
And get to the park, because it is beautiful. Hopefully Greg and the
Olympians have left it in one piece. I think the TVs were still there,
when I left! I was just saying keep it tidy, you have taken the TVs!
Have a fantastic Paralympics. Yesterday the world was told that
one of the most famous ships in history, the SS Terra Nova, had
been discovered off the coast of green land. The ship that set sail
from Cardiff to Antarctica at carrying Captain Scott had been
lost since 1943. Arthur Smith has been back to Cardiff to join in a
celebration making the start of Captain Scott's famous expedition.
Captain Robert Falcon Scott, a true pitch -- British hero whose face --
perseverance in the face of adversity was given a special place
in our history. It is now over 100 years since his final tragic
expedition to Antarctica. In Cardiff they have a particular
reason to remember his spirit of adventure. Scott set sail from the
city in 1910, hoping to be the first to reach the South Pole.
Cardiff was chosen as the departure point because its businessmen had
contributed much to the expedition. It is also where a special product
called Crown patent fuel was made. It was a great feel for ships
because it could be easily stacked, it did not take up as much space as
loose cold. It was great for burning in cold climates because it
did not take in water. And it was the fuel of choice for the
Antarctic expeditions. The ship picked up 300 tonnes of the fuel in
the port, a massive amount. Now the expedition was ready to go. Before
they set off on their epic voyage, Scott and his officers were treated
to a farewell dinner in this hotel. It was a grand banquet, laid on by
the local businessman who supported it. Every year, the banquet is
restaged by the Captain Scott Society. I am going to join them as
they celebrate the expedition's links to Cardiff and the courage of
their hero. Chef Spiro Borg has the task of preparing this feast. This
is a formidable menu, there are 11 dishes. It is slightly condensed
nowadays and we mix a couple of the courses together. It wouldn't score
any points if you were on a diet or if you're a vegetarian. Know. In
its entirety you are probably getting 6,000 calories. About three
times your daily allowance with any one meal. Full of butter, cream,
eggs. News of ham in aspic. It is a traditional dish were for want of a
better word, it would be like a pate, made out of a clear stock.
Aspic is the jelly that holds the dish together. Spiro Borg makes by
mixing the ham, vegetables, gelatine and stock. Wanstead
together, it is left to set. Also on the menu is beef fillet turnover,
named after the ship, and a huge dessert called south pole ice
pudding. The finishing touches are added to the dining room, the
guests arrive and the quartet play some of the music that Scott would
have heard in 1910. Here is Spiro Borg's news of ham in aspic. It has
said very well. It is very good. Meaty. Walls the food on the
expedition was not as extravagant as this, for much of the time the
men ate well. The problems arose once they left base camp to get to
the south pole. Society member Julian Salisbury explains more.
main problem was that the diet he planned was totally deficient in
all respects. They were eating something like 4,500 calories a day.
With that hard work at altitude, in the cold, dragging sledges, they
needed maybe 8,000 calories a day. The meal draws to a close with the
south pole eyes pudding. Very Two days after the meal, the
expedition set sail from this dock here. It would take Scott 19
gruelling months to get to the south pole. But he was beaten to it
by a Norwegian team who got there a month earlier. Disappointed and
dejected, Scott and the team returned to base, fighting off
frostbite, exhaustion and hunger. Some died on the way, but Scott and
the survivors carried on into the huge storm -- until a huge storm
stopped their progress. They died malnourished, just 11 miles from a
store food that might have saved their lives.
There is more information about Scott's ship, the SS Terra Nova,
one our website. They say that a heatwave is on the
cards for this weekend and next weekend, for Greg and his athletics
in Birmingham. We haven't seen his medal. Can you get it out? There
you go. A little rippled for the medal. Back to the heat, this hot
weather is particularly good news he if you are an aphid scientist.
Surely you knew that. We don't associate Britain with
plagues, but in living memory, we have been under attack from massive
swarms of marauding insects. 1979, the opening of a oil rig and the
emergency services had to step in. But this wasn't a one-off. In 2011,
even Wimbledon was besieged. And what is this monster? It is one of
these. The common garden green fire, or a food. Seemingly they are not
that frightening a prospect, but each one is a prodigious breeder,
giving young to -- birth to Young's already pregnant with another
generation inside them. -- to young who are already pregnant. Over the
course of one year this could result in enough ravenous box to
cover the Earth 150 kilometres deep. -- ravenous bugs. Now you have
cause for concern. Traditionally the people you think of as most
fearing the aphid would be Rose gardeners. Just imagine being
responsible for 14,000 plants. Andy Godley is the head Gardener at the
Royal Rose Society. Imagine you are not a great fan of aphids, are you?
One day you can have one, the next day you have two or three, within a
week you can have a biblical population. What do they do to the
rose bush? They suck all the sap, they caused the buds to be deformed,
they can be bad news for roses. not just roses. In a normal year,
most gardeners would be troubled by aphids, but in a plague year,
everyone has serious cause for concern. It is not just the fact
that a fits suck sap that harms crop, is it? The -- that aphids
sucks up. Worse than that they are extremely efficient at pumping
viruses into plants that can be devastating. Potentially how much
could you lose through a food borne viruses? The worst-case scenario
you could lose 60%. Dr Richard Harrington has calculated that a
bad aphid year could cost agriculture up to one-hundredth
million pounds. Luckily, Richard and his team are on constant watch
for a fit invasion and employ an early warning system of 12-metre of
vacuum tracks that are whirring away across the country, to protect
crops against this airborne threat. From Inverness to Exeter, this is
Britain's last line of defence from airborne invasion. It is basically
an upside-down vacuum? That is exactly what it is. All of the
insects are sucked down that tube and end up in this? They do. There
is all sorts of stuff in there, midges, flies, Beatles, spiders,
and of course, aphids. Somebody has the job of finding out exactly what
is in there. Rather you than me. The of the 600 native aphid species
in Britain, only around 30 have the potential to carry potential
dangerous cross viruses. It is these that Richard and his team are
counting and recording every day. What is the practical value of
this? By giving farmers warnings as to where and when they are likely
to be a problem, they are only needing to spray if there is likely
to be a problem in their particular area. Richard and his team's
research also 0.2 when we might next expect an aphid plague. Like
in 1979 and 2011. Both those years were preceded by a cold winter. And
followed by a dry summer. There we have it. The aphid is a prodigious
breeder reviled by gardeners and likely to invade whenever next we
have a long, hot summer. Unlike this year's exceptionally wet one.
And thankfully, continually monitored by a team of scientists
and their early warning system, keeping the nation safe from
invasion. Good work! On behalf of gardeners
and farmers, thank you to the Rothamsted scientists. Thank you to
Greg, our Olympic hero. What are your plans for the next four or
five years? World championships next year in Russia, the
Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. China and another World
Championships. Another Olympics, might as well. Them back into
Chris and Alex are joined by super Saturday gold medal winner Greg Rutherford, Ade Adepitan explains what to look out for at the Paralympics and Arthur Smith goes to Cardiff, departure point for Captain Scott's ship; the just discovered SS Terra Nova.