Torvill & Dean: The Perfect Day


Torvill & Dean: The Perfect Day

Documentary telling the story of when, in 1984, the British figure skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean achieved perfection and an Olympic gold medal.


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ANNOUNCER: Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean...

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APPLAUSE

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..Great Britain.

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CHEERING

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-JAYNE:

-I just heard this massive roar.

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And I looked up and saw all the sixes.

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COMMENTATOR: It's right across the board!

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CHEERING That's it. What a marvellous, marvellous set of marks.

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-CHRIS:

-That is one of your proudest moments ever.

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Olympic gold medals for the greatest ice dancers of all time.

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-CHRIS:

-In our heads that day will always be

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our perfect day.

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So now Torvill and Dean face the supreme test.

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Champions of Europe, champions of the world,

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but can they now become the Olympic champions?

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I got up about 4.30 in the morning.

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Because I knew that the bus was at least

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an hour before the training session so...

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5, 5.15 bus.

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Get into the building with a little bit of time

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to get changed and warm up as well.

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Before 6am, 6.30 practice.

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On 14th February it was a very early start.

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Our practice was at 6am, in the morning.

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I remember that because it was 6am in the morning(!)

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All the other competitors that were supposed to be on that practice

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didn't go.

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But we felt like it was our opportunity to be

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in the building, cos we didn't have that many practices

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actually in the main building to do the free dance.

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You had other practice rinks that you go to, but you don't

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always get the opportunity to be on the big rink.

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MUSIC: "Bolero" by Ravel

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COMMENTATOR: Torvill and Dean, as brilliant in practice

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as they are in performance and competition

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and a standing ovation from the audience in this practice rink.

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APPLAUSE

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Having had that chance to get on the ice...

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it felt great. It felt like,

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"OK, next time we take to the ice it's going to be for this...

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"this final performance."

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When we finished the run-through, which did go well...

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um, there was a small ripple of applause and we were like,

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"Where's it coming from?"

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There'd been cleaners cleaning from the previous night

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and they'd all downed tools and sat and watched us

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and applauded at the end of it, so...

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..erm, it was a nice little bonus to the morning.

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For me, way back I was very shy

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and it was when I was on the ice that I wasn't shy.

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And I could perform, I could be romantic, funny...

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whatever that person was meant to be.

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I started skating when I was about eight, almost nine years old.

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I went on a school trip.

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Because the teacher at the time just took it upon herself to think,

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"Oh, I'll organise a coach to take the kids skating."

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And I guess if it hadn't been for her,

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I wouldn't have fallen in love with it, really.

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I remember the first visit. I went on the ice

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and I just loved it.

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I can't describe it any other way, I just loved it and...

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I think the hired skates that they had...

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mainly the boots were all brown and they weren't very attractive.

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But because I'd got probably quite a small foot

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they found an old pair of white ones

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and every week I went I asked if I could have these white ones

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cos it felt like the real thing.

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And then from there it became a way of life, really.

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ANNOUNCER: Michael Hutchinson and Jayne Torvill

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from Nottingham gave a delightful display.

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I think it was the feeling of movement that I enjoyed.

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It's very unique to ice skating,

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you don't get that movement anywhere else.

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The audience, with a sprinkling of ex-skating champs among them,

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were obviously impressed by their performance.

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For me when I started skating it was all about the enjoyment of it,

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the fun of it, it was never...

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.."I want to be a world champion and Olympic champion."

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It was never about competing, really, it was about enjoying it

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and also wanting to do it better.

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I think when you have a passion for something

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you always want to get better at it.

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I came from a little village called Calverton in Nottinghamshire.

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And, erm, at Christmas time I got a pair of ice skates.

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My stepmother had been a recreational skater.

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She thought it might be a good idea for me to get out

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of the little village and go to the big town, Nottingham,

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which was ten miles away. And I think my stepmum

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just thought, "You need to see more than just the community

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"of Calverton" because there's every chance that

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I'm going to be a miner like my dad. Erm, but at that time

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we didn't have a car so we had to get on a bus

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and so Nottingham did feel a long, long way away.

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But for the first two weeks of getting my first pair of ice skates

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I couldn't skate cos I couldn't get to the ice rink,

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so I just walked around the house in them for two weeks.

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And that was my introduction to skating.

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When I walked into an ice rink for the very first time

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it was magical.

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And certainly the Nottingham ice rink, it was an old rink.

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A cavernous place. It just looked exotic, and ice, to me,

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the whiteness of it, the purity of it...

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I know it sounds cliched, but when I skated it felt like I was flying.

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I like gymnastics. I like the feeling of

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feeling free, and so as I was skating around

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that freedom became even more.

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It was my escape.

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I met Chris at the ice rink, um...

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I'm not sure how old I was, probably about 14.

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I met him because he started skating with a good friend of mine.

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I noticed him cos he was very striking with his very blond hair

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and...blue eyes. And I always noticed that he liked to

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skate around fast, as well.

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I previously had another partner, Sandra, Sandra Elson, and...

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but I think we were...too alike, we were both a bit fiery

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and it didn't last very long!

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When Chris and I first skated together it wasn't like,

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"Oh, wow, this feels great, we're going to be great."

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It was just we both had a passion for the same thing.

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And we both had that willingness to work

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and we were both very disciplined.

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I mean, we're very different personality-wise, but...

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as far as the ice-skating was concerned

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we both wanted the same thing.

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MUSIC: "In The Mood" by Glenn Miller

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Jayne was at the ripe old age of 15. She'd finished pair skating.

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She was doing single skating, but at 15 she was maybe a bit old,

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but she kept on dancing, and a coach that I had at the time

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-suggested we try out.

-Even from the beginning I noticed that Chris

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had that drive in him. He always wanted to...

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do something better and it had to be perfect and if it wasn't perfect

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then you have to do it again until it is.

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Erm... And I was very similar in that way but...

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I was happy to keep training, keep repeating everything

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until it was right.

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I think we both had "failed relationships" or partnerships...

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erm, that we wanted to make this work.

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Erm, the rest is history, as they say.

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COMMENTATOR: A rather special train arrives in Sarajevo carrying

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the West German Olympic team plus the hottest gold-medal favourites

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of 1984, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.

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We arrived in Sarajevo on the German team train

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because we'd been practising and working in Oberstdorf

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which is in Bavaria. That had become our second home, effectively.

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Looks lovely, the hat, we all love the hat.

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PRESENTER: Jayne keeping out the cold in fur coat and hat

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because her official team blazer didn't fit.

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You always feel a bit for them, I suppose, having been a competitor

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you know what it's...

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the sort of build up and tensions that come with it.

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And certainly with Torvill and Dean, there was a huge

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amount of expectation.

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They were the hottest favourites of the entire Olympic Games.

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They were the one British hope,

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which was why there was so much attention on them.

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Erm, and they didn't quite understand what all the fuss was about.

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PRESENTER: As usual the British, European

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and World Ice Dance champions

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were the main focus of attention.

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They're the best-known skaters in the world

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and everyone wants to talk to them.

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But when it was time to leave for the Village,

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something was amiss.

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When we arrived in Sarajevo we got off the train and there was

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people around us and press and we're moving down the station

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and Jayne suddenly remembers -

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"I've forgot your coat."

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And she dashed off and there she's gone, she's left me.

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"Where's Jayne gone?"

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It was Christopher's coat, he took all the bags from me.

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And said, "Can you get my coat?" But I just forgot it.

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INTERVIEWER LAUGHS

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PRESENTER: Britain's ice dance world champions

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are the only serious medal prospect in our team of 55

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but the endless scrutiny here of their every move

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and one slip in training has left them strangely tense and unsmiling.

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It was hard, when we first arrived, to get an overall picture

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of Sarajevo because you're very much herded around.

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So from leaving the train we were straight into the Village.

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They were very conscious of security and if you wanted to get out

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of the Village you had to get a pass.

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It's all part of the security, now so essential at Olympic events

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that the soldiers and their guns are as familiar as wallpaper.

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Where the British team were housed I remember they kept the boys

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and the girls separate.

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There was one single room within this apartment

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and I got it as I was the most senior member and...

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the one that was... It was possibly going to be my turn to win a medal.

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So I had the single room which I was quite happy with

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because then I can do my own thing, my own preparations.

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We had three bedrooms, we had a kitchen, so

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we, like, had a little house together

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and we were on the same practices so we travelled together,

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we warmed up in the same group together so we were always together.

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I was in a room on my own at Sarajevo.

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It was quite a stock room, there wasn't a lot of luxuries,

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it was functional. There was a bed and I think there was a cupboard

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and there was a bathroom shared by all the boys.

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It was just kind of an apartment block that had

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just been built and it wasn't the Ritz or anything

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but, hey, you're an ice skater you're there to do a job.

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It was a very basic room, like a dormitory, really,

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just one single wooden bed.

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But my favourite thing was the blankets,

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which had the Olympic rings on and the symbol

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of that particular Games which was Vucko the bear/wolf

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kind of character. And I was really excited to have

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this blanket, I remember.

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How are you feeling, now you're here in Sarajevo?

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It's nice, it was very sort of...

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village-y sort of atmosphere and everybody is getting

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ready for their own thing. It just feels...

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In actual fact you feel sort of a little small within a big event.

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I understand that you will be carrying the British flag.

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-Chris will.

-Just heard that, yes...

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it's... can't believe it yet!

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We were the main medal contenders. We were courting a lot of publicity

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so the Chef de Mission asked if...

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one of us would carry the flag. Well, actually, he asked me...

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-I don't think you got a look-in(!)

-It's obvious... I know.

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Just Chris, not me.

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And so, gosh, yeah. No, I was honoured.

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Britain's champion duo on ice, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean,

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were kept apart by Olympic regulations this afternoon.

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The organising committee refused to let both of them

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carry the Union flag

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at the opening of the 14th Winter Games at Sarajevo in Yugoslavia.

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So Christopher carried the flag and Jayne marched in the front rank

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of the British team, a few feet behind him.

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Michael Blakey describes the Opening Ceremony, which was watched by

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500 million television viewers.

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After days of protest about professionalism

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and a lack of snow, the formal opening of

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the 14th Winter Olympics went off without a hitch.

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Lebanon, in the throes of civil war, sent a team of three.

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The Soviet Union, who headed the medals table

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at six of the last seven Olympics

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once again face a serious threat from East Germany.

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One gold medal they don't expect to win - ice dancing.

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Christopher Dean carried the Union flag alone, despite the wishes

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of the British team that Jayne Torvill should partner him.

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For once, she was six paces behind.

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The temperatures were freezing.

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And they bussed you in,

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four hours, at least,

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before it was going to happen.

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And so you've got all this thick gear on cos they said,

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"Dress warm, cos it's going to be cold."

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But the buses were like 100 degrees inside.

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So you're boiling, you're taking it off and then they said,

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"Right, off we go."

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-All the gear came on.

-Outside it was freezing.

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And you're so conscious of not getting a cold,

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so conscious of not getting a fever

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or something like that.

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Erm, and yet at the same time we absolutely wanted to

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march and be a part of that team spirit.

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CHEERING

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ANNOUNCER: The fire on the grand pedestal has been lit,

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the venues have been illuminated.

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The contests have been declared open.

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There was this kind of question mark, "Are they an item?

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"Are they together?"

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Talk about American sweethearts, these were two British sweethearts,

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I think that, the nation wanted this also...

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..to work for them.

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Thinking of them as an item.

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There was always a lot of speculation about our relationship

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and we never admitted it or denied it. It was just left floating.

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-Hmm.

-And I think people kind of enjoyed that, the romantic vision.

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We always equate it to Fred and Ginger.

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You see them on the screen, they perform

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and you believe what they're doing

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and you believe as the movie credits roll

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that they go off happily waving in the distance and, for us,

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I think that was our image.

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'I remember doing some kind of a press conference'

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after we'd won and that's when more questions came,

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cos it was Valentine's Day when we'd won and there was lots of,

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"Are you going to get married now?"

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There have been suggestions that you may soon decide

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to make your personal relationship a more permanent one.

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Is there any truth in that?

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Chris, instead of saying no, cos we had no intention

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-of getting married...

-We hadn't got a plan...

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We hadn't got any plan about anything, only that

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we had got the World Championships a month later.

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And Chris said "Not yet"

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as a reply, which sent them all in a frenzy of...

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"Oh, they might be!" Did you do that on purpose?

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-Did it just come out?

-You know how things just come out my mouth,

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-sometimes.

-I do, yeah.

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We travelled back on the bus from the...

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in the same way going out, nobody else was on it but Jayne and myself,

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the driver and Betty, going back.

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So it was quite a solitary morning until we got back to the Village.

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Our coach Betty Callaway was always with us,

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she was guiding us and making sure that we were happy

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and not getting stressed,

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not getting too nervous.

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We went back to the Village and then went and had breakfast.

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Canteen was open. Have a lazy breakfast.

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We ate together, the three of us, and I think that was good for us

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cos we had a grown-up there as well!

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When I came across anybody in the canteen, people would be saying,

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"Are you ready for tonight? What's happening?"

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And I tried to make it very brief and short -

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"Oh, fine. Yep, its all going good."

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Moving on. Didn't want to get into a conversation

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about how I'm feeling, didn't want to self-analyse...

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..how I was feeling.

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To actually try to talk to Jayne and Chris on the day of the competition,

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I think would have been a huge mistake.

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I think they were in a world of their own

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and they stayed in a world of their own

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when they were on the ice and competing

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until it was all over, I think it's fair to say.

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MUSIC: "Bolero" by Ravel

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HE HUMS TUNE

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On paper you wouldn't think it would make a dance.

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But it's a sort of sexy piece of music.

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It was just so...

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tremendously different to anything that had ever been done

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and was likely to be done in the future.

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It was... I thought it was a real masterpiece, truthfully,

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musically.

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Because it was one piece.

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As opposed to the usual three cuts that everybody did.

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If you look at what people danced to...

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for ice dance competitions,

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they were much more showy.

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This was a much subtler routine, and quite unique.

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MUSIC RESUMES

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When you watch the Russians, it was all bling.

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UPBEAT CLASSICAL MUSIC

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There were big lifts and it was razzmatazz.

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This wasn't like that at all.

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In our heads it was a driving beat that was taking us somewhere

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and the crescendo of the music that just grew and grew.

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That's what we wanted to create, that emotion that was building

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up to a climactic ending. And Bolero had it all.

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Except for it was 18 minutes long!

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The tempo that they both felt was the most appropriate

0:20:510:20:55

was just a little too long.

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And as it worked out we could get it down to 4 minutes 28,

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we couldn't get it down to 4 minutes 10.

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Looked at the rules and it says, "The stopwatch starts

0:21:090:21:12

"when you start to skate."

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And starting to skate, in my head, not when you start to move

0:21:140:21:17

but when your blades touch the ice,

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and Jayne's blade didn't touch the ice

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until 4 minutes and 10 seconds.

0:21:220:21:25

I believe there's a dramatic ending that really involves you, Jayne.

0:21:350:21:39

Erm, well, we both die at the end. We're both dead.

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You both die?! So what do you do on the ice?

0:21:430:21:46

-SHE LAUGHS

-We lie down.

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LAUGHTER

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PRESENTER: In their minds they're thinking about two young people

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who are unable to marry

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and so decide to end their lives. They are climbing a mountain,

0:21:540:21:57

a fiery volcano, and at the top they throw themselves into the inferno.

0:21:570:22:02

It's a made-up story, obviously.

0:22:040:22:08

And I don't know how it came about, truthfully.

0:22:080:22:11

Which one of us thought of this, but it just came about

0:22:110:22:14

that it was a love story and this...

0:22:140:22:16

These two lovers climbing up this volcano, I don't know,

0:22:160:22:19

don't ask me why a volcano, but as the music built they got

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further and further up the volcano and then in the end...

0:22:220:22:26

that was it, they threw themselves into the volcano and that was...

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Bit silly, really, isn't it?!

0:22:300:22:33

HE CHUCKLES

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We've always believed that we need a narrative, even if it's

0:22:340:22:37

in our own heads. We don't have to sell it to anybody else

0:22:370:22:40

but for us it's a driving force of what we're doing

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so it was a Romeo and Juliet scenario

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of two lovers that were destined not to be together in life

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but to be together eternally in death.

0:22:520:22:55

He's killed me, in other words.

0:22:560:22:58

We killed each other.

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LAUGHTER

0:23:010:23:02

-We-we...

-We both jumped.

-We jumped together.

0:23:020:23:05

CHEERING

0:23:100:23:13

So we'd skate out into position and we'd turn and face each other

0:23:140:23:18

and, for us, the performance really starts here cos we're looking

0:23:180:23:22

really into each other's eyes and at that point we are

0:23:220:23:25

kind of talking to each other and calming each other down.

0:23:250:23:28

And from there we both go down, right knee down,

0:23:300:23:33

left knee down and then we have a moment that we always keep focus.

0:23:330:23:38

And we go into our first position.

0:23:380:23:40

Four counts and then we start moving our first leg.

0:23:400:23:43

Here, and right from here this becomes the eye contact,

0:23:440:23:47

we never leave eye contact from here, this point from here.

0:23:470:23:52

This is from where they're setting their fate from this moment on.

0:23:520:23:56

Creating the pact that we decided.

0:23:580:24:01

And, as you can see at the moment, nobody's blades are on the ice.

0:24:010:24:05

Jayne goes forward into an arch,

0:24:050:24:07

we go up into a lift and out of it

0:24:070:24:09

and now she's touched the ice. That's 4 minutes, 10 seconds.

0:24:090:24:13

And then off we go into the rest of the routine.

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It's not the literal storyline that runs through your head,

0:24:220:24:25

it's more of a feeling.

0:24:250:24:27

The feeling of desperation

0:24:270:24:29

cos she knows something bad is going to happen.

0:24:290:24:31

But also it's the, the, the...

0:24:310:24:33

..the desperate love you felt for each other.

0:24:350:24:38

The emotion.

0:24:380:24:40

And that, erm, this is...

0:24:400:24:42

This is a very dramatic moment in your life

0:24:430:24:45

and we're heading towards something epic.

0:24:450:24:48

You couldn't not feel the tension of a piece like that

0:24:480:24:51

cos I think the whole,

0:24:510:24:53

the way the music is written builds its own tension.

0:24:530:24:56

And the way they created the piece to go with it

0:24:560:24:59

built its own tension.

0:24:590:25:00

So this move in part of our story is the point where

0:25:000:25:04

I'm getting tired and Chris is going to carry me

0:25:040:25:08

and help me along.

0:25:080:25:10

So this was the inspiration behind this move.

0:25:100:25:13

As you can see, we've got a new prop today with us,

0:25:130:25:15

it's the chair, because when we're skating

0:25:150:25:18

it's like being on a bike, you actually have the motion

0:25:180:25:21

but to actually do it stationary, it's very difficult

0:25:210:25:24

so I need a little aid here.

0:25:240:25:26

So as we go into it we go forward...

0:25:260:25:28

Jayne has to go past me.

0:25:280:25:30

Find the weight, balance, release

0:25:300:25:32

and then it all becomes on one foot.

0:25:320:25:35

So we've just come out of the lay lift

0:25:410:25:43

and in our heads the next part is that...

0:25:430:25:47

there's this look and this kiss of reassurance

0:25:470:25:50

that we're both wanting and doing the same thing and this...

0:25:500:25:54

This picture was taken and shown a lot around the world

0:25:540:25:56

but it comes to this point here and it's almost like a kiss.

0:25:560:26:00

It was a new thing to do something so intimate

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and not smiley and tricky.

0:26:110:26:14

We weren't really there to entertain the public

0:26:140:26:17

as much as we had in the past,

0:26:170:26:18

like with routines like Barnum and Mack And Mabel.

0:26:180:26:20

This was a complete departure.

0:26:290:26:31

This was something that we wanted people to be drawn into,

0:26:310:26:35

but for a different reason.

0:26:350:26:36

I think in the Bolero we both learned the importance

0:26:390:26:43

of eye contact and that intensity that you need

0:26:430:26:46

with a routine like that to make it believable.

0:26:460:26:49

The focus between the two of them as they danced it.

0:26:500:26:54

They're in this huge arena,

0:26:540:26:56

and yet they only had eyes for each other.

0:26:560:26:59

It was just the two of them,

0:26:590:27:01

as though they were in a quiet place just on their own

0:27:010:27:05

and just dancing.

0:27:050:27:07

Once you were committed to that, really there was nowhere to hide.

0:27:070:27:11

You had to keep that... keep that momentum going.

0:27:110:27:15

That focus of attention to what they were doing

0:27:150:27:18

was absolutely brilliant.

0:27:180:27:20

When you go to the competition, it's all down to you.

0:27:250:27:27

It's all your own equipment.

0:27:270:27:29

You're in charge of your own equipment.

0:27:290:27:30

Let me tell you,

0:27:300:27:31

you're not going to let anyone else touch your boots and blades.

0:27:310:27:35

They are your own.

0:27:350:27:36

Whether it's from folklore or actual reality,

0:27:360:27:40

but you don't want somebody messing with your blades.

0:27:400:27:44

Not that I knew of it happening, but you always heard stories -

0:27:440:27:48

don't leave your blades in the dressing room by themselves.

0:27:480:27:52

These are the actual skating boots that I wore in the Olympics.

0:27:520:27:56

I used to save all my old skating boots, I wouldn't throw them away.

0:27:560:27:59

Especially not these.

0:27:590:28:00

I put a little label underneath that says, "Olympics."

0:28:000:28:04

They look sort of quite clean and shiny,

0:28:050:28:07

but they are definitely well worn.

0:28:070:28:10

These are the famous skate guards

0:28:130:28:16

that Chris always has to put in a certain position

0:28:160:28:20

before we skate.

0:28:200:28:22

Side by side, then mine would be side by side.

0:28:220:28:27

They'd be facing out towards the ice,

0:28:270:28:29

then they couldn't be moved until we came off.

0:28:290:28:32

Who was on which side?

0:28:320:28:34

I was on the right side, you were on the left side.

0:28:340:28:37

That's kind of strange, because normally I'm on this side.

0:28:370:28:40

-Don't question it.

-OK.

0:28:400:28:41

SHE LAUGHS

0:28:410:28:43

You know, when we got to the venue,

0:28:430:28:45

he would obviously have a look around and decide the best place

0:28:450:28:49

to put the guards when we went on the ice

0:28:490:28:51

that would not disturb anybody

0:28:510:28:52

and they wouldn't get trodden on or moved.

0:28:520:28:55

There's a lot going on in Chris's head.

0:28:560:29:00

There have been instances where the guards have been disturbed

0:29:000:29:05

and the performances haven't gone so well.

0:29:050:29:08

So...

0:29:090:29:10

..when something like that happens, even if it's once,

0:29:110:29:14

it's a superstition after that.

0:29:140:29:16

They've got to remain as they do.

0:29:160:29:18

He was deeply superstitious about the guards.

0:29:180:29:21

He still is, to this day.

0:29:210:29:23

In some kind of way, those guards represented Jayne and myself.

0:29:230:29:27

We didn't want them disturbed

0:29:270:29:28

in that they were uniformly put together and stood together.

0:29:280:29:32

We didn't want somebody crashing into them

0:29:320:29:34

and knocking them all over the place,

0:29:340:29:37

cos in some way that felt like a representation of us on the ice.

0:29:370:29:41

As I say the words, I want to take them back cos they sound so silly.

0:29:420:29:47

Courtney Jones was a judge and a former World Champion -

0:29:580:30:01

very respected within the skating community.

0:30:010:30:04

His partner was Bobby Thompson.

0:30:040:30:06

For most of our career,

0:30:060:30:08

Bobby and Courtney have been mentors for us,

0:30:080:30:10

or gurus and part of our inner circle

0:30:100:30:13

that we would always discuss everything with.

0:30:130:30:16

But, also, Courtney was a fashion designer.

0:30:160:30:20

So it made perfect sense that he was going to design the costumes.

0:30:200:30:24

Chris and Jayne had very definite ideas of what they like.

0:30:240:30:26

So it was sort of...

0:30:260:30:28

We just sat round the table and said,

0:30:280:30:29

"Well, what about this and what about that?"

0:30:290:30:32

The costume was very much a cottage industry kind of thing.

0:30:350:30:39

We bought the silk for my top.

0:30:390:30:44

We dyed it so that it was what we call ombre effect,

0:30:440:30:48

so it got deeper at the bottom as it matched his trousers.

0:30:480:30:51

What we did was we got the material

0:30:520:30:54

and hung it in a bucket with a dye in it.

0:30:540:30:58

Every time we passed, we dipped it a bit further into the dye every day.

0:30:580:31:03

As the days went on, it got darker.

0:31:030:31:06

This is the famous spoon,

0:31:060:31:08

which had previously been used to stir the casserole,

0:31:080:31:12

stirred the dye every two hours for the crepe de Chine,

0:31:120:31:16

which was layered.

0:31:160:31:17

We just did it slowly, slowly, slowly to get this shaded effect.

0:31:170:31:22

Then it went away to be pleated.

0:31:220:31:24

In the end, I used a paintbrush on it

0:31:240:31:27

to actually deepen it even more.

0:31:270:31:30

I liked the colour of an iris.

0:31:300:31:33

For me, it was that colouring from the purple that shaded, ombred, up.

0:31:330:31:38

It's got the yellow or golden part in the middle of it.

0:31:380:31:42

I think that's where the colour scheme came from.

0:31:420:31:45

Jayne's was made of pure silk chiffon,

0:31:510:31:54

which in those days was really the only thing

0:31:540:31:56

that actually was suitable,

0:31:560:31:58

because the polyester didn't move as well on the ice.

0:31:580:32:02

When we first had them made, we took them to Nottingham Ice rink,

0:32:020:32:07

middle of the night,

0:32:070:32:09

and they turned all the house lights on,

0:32:090:32:11

because when I fitted costumes,

0:32:110:32:13

I did it from the back of the seating,

0:32:130:32:16

because they're not seen close up.

0:32:160:32:19

The person sitting rows and rows back has to be able to see the detail.

0:32:190:32:24

And so they started off ankle-length, almost, the chiffon,

0:32:240:32:29

and what I did was I had a large pair of cutting shears

0:32:290:32:33

and as they went through the routine,

0:32:330:32:35

I cut off the skirt so it didn't touch the ice.

0:32:350:32:39

So they went through all the lifts and movements they did

0:32:390:32:42

and slowly, as the hours progressed, we got shorter and shorter.

0:32:420:32:46

That's why it has a ragged edging to it - it isn't an even hem.

0:32:460:32:50

When you think you've got something made up...quite nicely,

0:32:500:32:53

then somebody comes out with a pair of huge scissors

0:32:530:32:56

and starts cutting slices off it...

0:32:560:32:58

But, um...the end product was that it really worked well.

0:32:580:33:02

So now, Torvill and Dean face the supreme test -

0:33:140:33:18

champions of Europe, champions of the world,

0:33:180:33:20

but can they now become Olympic champions?

0:33:200:33:23

The whole thing had been set up for this one number, you know.

0:33:230:33:29

Because we all got into the fact...

0:33:290:33:31

"There they are, British couple - got a smell of winning a gold medal."

0:33:310:33:35

We'd watch them dance their paso doble,

0:33:350:33:38

we'd watched them with their technical stuff,

0:33:380:33:40

and here it is - the final.

0:33:400:33:43

24 million - that's half of the whole population of Britain at the time -

0:33:430:33:48

is tuned in to watch this.

0:33:480:33:51

I was passing through this village

0:33:520:33:54

on the way to Cambridge

0:33:540:33:56

and I could see through a window the television was on

0:33:560:33:59

and I could see a family preparing.

0:33:590:34:02

And I thought, "I can't spend the rest of my life saying,

0:34:020:34:05

"I was in a car, listening to it on the radio."

0:34:050:34:09

I mean, how can you listen to ice skating on the radio?!

0:34:090:34:12

So I parked the car, knocked on the door

0:34:120:34:14

and said, "I'm sorry to be a complete nuisance,

0:34:140:34:17

"But I was hoping..."

0:34:170:34:18

"Come in!" They said, "come in!"

0:34:180:34:20

And that was the attitude -

0:34:200:34:21

everyone was waiting to see this great moment,

0:34:210:34:23

so the attitude was there, people were warm about it.

0:34:230:34:27

So I sat and watched the whole thing

0:34:270:34:29

with a family in a little village on the way to Cambridge.

0:34:290:34:33

The competitors that were in the top group

0:34:330:34:36

and Chris and I, Karen and Nicky, got on the same bus.

0:34:360:34:40

I remember it so clearly - it was raining

0:34:400:34:42

and I could see Jayne's reflection in the window, just in front of me,

0:34:420:34:46

she was sat in front of me, as we always did,

0:34:460:34:47

we sat near other or with each other.

0:34:470:34:50

But as I gazed at her reflection,

0:34:500:34:52

I thought, "I think I've got a tough day, but this...

0:34:520:34:55

"This is going to be life-changing."

0:34:560:34:59

There you are, travelling on the bus with your nearest rivals

0:34:590:35:03

sitting a couple of rows behind you.

0:35:030:35:06

And you always hello to them,

0:35:060:35:07

and...you know, there's not much conversation,

0:35:070:35:10

because...er, the Russians didn't speak much English and vice versa,

0:35:100:35:14

so, um...

0:35:140:35:16

But, yeah, again, a quiet bus with...a bit of tension in the air.

0:35:160:35:21

The routine was that we arrived at the arena.

0:35:270:35:31

We both walked in together, went to the separate changing rooms.

0:35:310:35:35

When I arrived there in the evening, I just wanted to make sure

0:35:350:35:38

when I was in the communal changing room, like a hockey room,

0:35:380:35:43

that I sat in the same spot that I'd sat every day the past ten days,

0:35:430:35:48

and so it was important to me to be in that same spot.

0:35:480:35:51

So I wanted to get there early enough

0:35:510:35:53

that somebody else hadn't taken it, because they could well have done,

0:35:530:35:57

and if they had, I would have, in some polite way,

0:35:570:36:01

moved them out and taken my spot again,

0:36:010:36:04

because it was important, it was what I'd done every day

0:36:040:36:07

and you wanted to replicate that.

0:36:070:36:09

You didn't want change.

0:36:090:36:11

The leading five pairs in the competition

0:36:160:36:18

skate in the final pool

0:36:180:36:19

to decide the gold, the silver and the bronze medals.

0:36:190:36:23

They're about to warm up

0:36:230:36:24

as we go now to the Olympic Stadium and Alan Weeks.

0:36:240:36:27

ALAN WEEKS: Well, I'm sitting here, along with 8,500 other people,

0:36:280:36:33

not only in the seats, but I must say,

0:36:330:36:35

they're sitting in the aisles, the gangways,

0:36:350:36:37

they're standing around the back.

0:36:370:36:39

This building has not yet been as full as it is tonight.

0:36:390:36:42

In the warm-up, I went out and scuffed the ice up a little bit,

0:36:420:36:46

because fresh, clean ice is slippy

0:36:460:36:50

and when you're kneeling, I didn't want to slide around.

0:36:500:36:54

So if the ice is scuffed up a little bit,

0:36:540:36:56

it gives you a little bit more traction.

0:36:560:36:58

So, knowing the spot, I went in and skidded over it.

0:36:580:37:01

I saw Chris scuffing up the ice in the middle,

0:37:010:37:05

because he knew that's where we were starting

0:37:050:37:08

and he didn't want it to be too slippy.

0:37:080:37:10

So it was just a little...little ploy.

0:37:100:37:13

It was quite clever, I thought.

0:37:130:37:14

And a lot of competitors go out

0:37:140:37:16

and they practise moves from their routine.

0:37:160:37:19

At this point, I was trying to get every lift in

0:37:190:37:21

that was within my four-minute routine,

0:37:210:37:23

trying to do all the bits that worried me.

0:37:230:37:24

I glance over to Chris and Jayne - they were just...literally,

0:37:240:37:28

forward pushes, stroking round the ice

0:37:280:37:30

and they never touched.

0:37:300:37:31

So it already gave me that feeling of...

0:37:310:37:33

SHE GASPS

0:37:330:37:34

.."I'm panicking, but they're...they're so prepared,

0:37:340:37:37

"they don't need to use that warm-up as the rest of us did."

0:37:370:37:40

It was that last chance.

0:37:400:37:41

I think sometimes the other competitors

0:37:410:37:43

thought that it was a bit strange.

0:37:430:37:46

They thought we were maybe doing it to try and psych them out.

0:37:460:37:49

But it was actually more of a practical reason,

0:37:490:37:51

that we didn't want to get injured.

0:37:510:37:53

You never give way in the warm-up.

0:37:550:37:57

And I'm not the biggest guy, but I never give way.

0:37:570:37:59

You just learn to be strong and it's a battle

0:37:590:38:03

and you take your position on the ice and...you're in that.

0:38:030:38:06

You're in the top of the world, this is how you do it.

0:38:060:38:08

The Russians have a bit of a reputation -

0:38:080:38:11

they're going to do whatever they're going to do,

0:38:110:38:13

regardless of whom might be in the way

0:38:130:38:16

and sometimes even get hurt in a warm up,

0:38:160:38:18

which sounds silly, but everybody's doing their business -

0:38:180:38:20

going backwards, flying around - and BOOM!

0:38:200:38:22

That can happen.

0:38:220:38:23

And in our heads, we're so confident in what we're doing

0:38:230:38:27

that we don't need to do those practices.

0:38:270:38:29

We know what we're there to do.

0:38:290:38:31

And so, psychologically, I think, to everybody that was there,

0:38:310:38:35

that was watching, competitors, judges, even ourselves,

0:38:350:38:38

there was a certain confidence

0:38:380:38:41

in the way that we approached the whole aspect.

0:38:410:38:43

It's like, "We're not giving anything away until we perform it,

0:38:430:38:47

"until that music starts, that's when the performance starts."

0:38:470:38:50

-ANNOUNCER:

-Julie Blumberg and Michael Seibert...

0:38:580:39:01

HE SPEAKS IN OWN LANGUAGE

0:39:010:39:02

..United States of America.

0:39:020:39:04

ALAN WEEKS: And it's Michael and Julie, from the United States,

0:39:040:39:08

who start this last session.

0:39:080:39:10

After we finished warming up, we were fifth to skate,

0:39:100:39:15

so that's going to be, like, 20 minutes later.

0:39:150:39:19

And that 20 minutes is a long 20 minutes when it's 20 minutes...

0:39:190:39:22

We stepped off the ice, put the guards back on,

0:39:220:39:25

went behind the stands,

0:39:250:39:26

didn't listen to anybody else's scores or watched their routines.

0:39:260:39:32

In our minds, it was about what we had to do

0:39:320:39:35

and not about watching others

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and even to the point that if we were in a corridor

0:39:380:39:41

that was near enough you could hear the marks,

0:39:410:39:43

when the marks came up for the other competitors,

0:39:430:39:46

we used to cover our ears.

0:39:460:39:47

I didn't want to hear

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that somebody had skated really well just before we were going out.

0:39:510:39:55

Um...and so, it was like, really, the caged lion moment,

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of pacing up and down,

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just...just wanting to be out there.

0:40:010:40:04

The main challengers to Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.

0:40:060:40:10

Remember, this isn't a cut-and-dried situation.

0:40:100:40:13

Jayne and Chris have got to beat this couple in this free dance.

0:40:130:40:16

MUSIC PLAYS

0:40:160:40:18

It's almost gladiatorial, you know - you can hear the stadium,

0:40:180:40:23

you can hear the anticipation, and you're in the background,

0:40:230:40:27

warming up and getting ready.

0:40:270:40:29

MUSIC PLAYS

0:40:290:40:31

When I left the dressing room, I put on a tracksuit top...team top.

0:40:370:40:43

And it's not until you take that off and step onto the ice

0:40:450:40:48

that you take on the persona that your performance is all about.

0:40:480:40:53

That's when you feel that you're really...in the zone, as it were.

0:40:530:40:58

You've got the costume, you've got the skates on

0:40:580:41:01

and that's all you've got to think about and focus on.

0:41:010:41:04

When I'm putting on my skates -

0:41:040:41:06

and it happens every time, but certainly at the Olympics -

0:41:060:41:09

just at that point when you're tightening up before you go out,

0:41:090:41:13

you get this really tired feeling.

0:41:130:41:16

It's almost...you're plateauing, that you've all this anticipation,

0:41:160:41:21

and that last little bit before you go out and skate

0:41:210:41:24

or go out and warm up, there's a sense of...

0:41:240:41:27

HE SIGHS

0:41:270:41:29

..and really, your body feels heavy, you feel a bit sluggish, but...

0:41:290:41:34

I've come to realise it's part of the process,

0:41:340:41:37

you seem to get this level of adrenaline

0:41:370:41:39

that's been at a certain level and it plateaus,

0:41:390:41:43

but then it spikes again when you go out.

0:41:430:41:46

So I anticipate that feeling, knowing that when I go out there,

0:41:460:41:51

there's going to be a...a new breath of life there when you go out.

0:41:510:41:55

Betty, as we stood on the ice, ready to be announced,

0:41:550:41:58

would always tap us on the shoulder and say, "Skate well."

0:41:580:42:01

And that was her "good luck" to us, really.

0:42:020:42:05

We always felt good that she'd done that.

0:42:050:42:07

If, for any reason, she wouldn't have been there,

0:42:070:42:09

I think we would have felt strange.

0:42:090:42:11

She made a point of not saying "good luck" but "skate well",

0:42:130:42:15

because it's not about luck - it's about skating well.

0:42:150:42:19

ALAN WEEKS: They are four minutes away from Olympic gold

0:42:210:42:26

and the reason they're waiting is that, at the other end of the rink,

0:42:260:42:30

that little girl has picked up a bouquet

0:42:300:42:32

and is trying very hard to pick up something that was stuck to the ice.

0:42:320:42:36

She's a tiny little girl,

0:42:360:42:38

you can see how small she is alongside the barrier

0:42:380:42:40

and...my goodness, what a moment to come on the ice.

0:42:400:42:43

They usually have youngsters,

0:42:430:42:45

going around the ice, picking up flowers and this sort of thing.

0:42:450:42:48

I remember there was one little girl -

0:42:480:42:50

if my memory serves me right, they sort of looked towards her,

0:42:500:42:54

maybe...that cut a little bit of the tension,

0:42:540:42:58

which they must have been feeling.

0:42:580:43:00

Jayne, smiling at the little girl,

0:43:000:43:02

as she goes off and they await the announcement

0:43:020:43:06

to start their free dance.

0:43:060:43:08

I remember, stood there, that's that moment -

0:43:080:43:11

you go hand in hand, and it's all connected, you know?

0:43:110:43:15

It's all connected, it's all...alive. And, um...

0:43:150:43:19

..we just do a final glance and a squeeze of the hand.

0:43:220:43:26

We'd been waiting for that moment that was going to count -

0:43:260:43:30

that we were going to perform it and it was going to count.

0:43:300:43:33

-ANNOUNCER:

-Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, Great Britain.

0:43:330:43:38

There's no turning back.

0:43:380:43:40

This...this is the time.

0:43:400:43:43

This is the moment.

0:43:430:43:44

We knew what we had to do. We just skated out to position.

0:43:440:43:48

We were very centred and calm, but when I think about it now,

0:43:480:43:50

the anticipation of all of that...

0:43:500:43:52

It almost takes your breath away.

0:43:530:43:55

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:43:550:43:57

It felt like I was looking down, watching myself.

0:44:060:44:09

Like we were in an altered state of consciousness as we were doing it.

0:44:100:44:14

MUSIC: "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel.

0:44:190:44:22

APPLAUSE

0:44:530:44:56

RAPTUROUS APPLAUSE

0:48:480:48:49

Once again, a roar of applause

0:48:520:48:54

and on the far side of the rink,

0:48:540:48:57

the people are standing and applauding.

0:48:570:49:00

The Union Jacks are flying around the ring but not only...

0:49:010:49:06

The very end was... There was that feeling of

0:49:060:49:09

so much excitement but at the same time, this huge sense of relief.

0:49:090:49:16

That really dramatic performance by Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.

0:49:160:49:20

Ravel's Bolero...

0:49:210:49:23

In some ways, you kind of... there's a slight sadness

0:49:230:49:26

because you won't be doing that ever again and you know

0:49:260:49:29

when you've enjoyed something, you think,

0:49:290:49:31

"Oh, I want to do that again," and it was that kind of a feeling.

0:49:310:49:33

APPLAUSE

0:49:330:49:35

Still...they applaud.

0:49:360:49:38

I just remember going to take a bow

0:49:400:49:43

and then just a sea of flowers coming at me from everywhere.

0:49:430:49:47

I just heard this massive roar.

0:49:510:49:54

CHEERING

0:49:540:49:55

And I looked up and saw all the sixes.

0:49:560:49:59

It's right across the board.

0:49:590:50:01

That's it. What a marvellous, marvellous set of marks.

0:50:010:50:07

It was a full row of sixes and it was like...("Wow!")

0:50:070:50:12

This was just a phenomenal moment. I mean it had never, never happened.

0:50:120:50:17

People like that who do things really well

0:50:170:50:19

and appear to do it terribly easily are good to watch.

0:50:190:50:23

Do you know? I watched it

0:50:270:50:29

and I got so excited that when

0:50:290:50:31

those sixes started flying out, I jumped up and went...like that,

0:50:310:50:38

in euphoria, fractured my thumb on the wall.

0:50:380:50:43

When they just got clean sixes,

0:50:430:50:45

I mean, the whole family and I just

0:50:450:50:47

leapt into the air and I think I thought,

0:50:470:50:50

"That's fair, "That's right, they are the best.

0:50:500:50:53

"I have witnessed something that I may never witness

0:50:530:50:56

"again in my life."

0:50:560:50:57

Well, it's just once in a lifetime.

0:50:570:51:00

Very special.

0:51:040:51:05

That's it.

0:51:110:51:12

And now we can go straight back to the Olympic arena where

0:51:170:51:20

tonight, as you will well know, Torvill and Dean from Great Britain

0:51:200:51:23

have won the Olympic championship.

0:51:230:51:25

OLYMPIC ANNOUNCER: Gold medal Olympic champions

0:51:250:51:27

Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean...

0:51:270:51:29

APPLAUSE

0:51:290:51:30

Once again, Jayne and Chris receive the plaudits of the crowd.

0:51:360:51:43

Cheers, roars, from this very mixed audience of all nationalities

0:51:500:51:56

around the world - everyone appreciating their skill, their art.

0:51:560:52:01

When we stepped on to the podium,

0:52:010:52:04

and the medal was placed round our neck...

0:52:040:52:08

Three times in European Championships,

0:52:080:52:10

three times in World Championships,

0:52:100:52:12

and along the way accumulated more maximum marks

0:52:120:52:15

than any other skaters.

0:52:150:52:16

Now, it's the most cherished prize in sport -

0:52:160:52:19

Olympic gold medals for the greatest ice dancers of all time.

0:52:190:52:24

NATIONAL ANTHEM PLAYS

0:52:240:52:27

..and the flags going up,

0:52:290:52:32

and the National Anthem playing...

0:52:320:52:35

That is one of your proudest moments ever.

0:52:370:52:41

They were playing the National Anthem,

0:52:460:52:48

you've got massive gold medal around your neck

0:52:480:52:51

which is... You know, it's the best thing ever.

0:52:510:52:55

APPLAUSE AND CHEERING

0:52:550:52:57

When it's round your neck,

0:53:000:53:02

that's when it's like, "Yes, we really, really, really DID win

0:53:020:53:05

"the gold medal, because I'm wearing it right now."

0:53:050:53:08

The charisma that they had on the ice

0:53:130:53:16

drew the whole country.

0:53:160:53:18

And drew anybody from other nations who was lucky enough to watch them.

0:53:180:53:22

ANNOUNCEMENT IN FRENCH

0:53:220:53:24

-ANNOUNCEMENT:

-Dear visitors, that will be all

0:53:240:53:27

for this evening's figure-skating competition.

0:53:270:53:30

I'm not sure what there WAS to ask them.

0:53:300:53:32

I mean, no interviewer wants to say, "How do you feel?"

0:53:320:53:36

but that's actually what the public...

0:53:360:53:38

They wanted to hear from them.

0:53:380:53:40

All I had to do was just stick a microphone in front of them.

0:53:400:53:44

But...they were still very shy,

0:53:440:53:48

and so I had to push it a little bit.

0:53:480:53:51

Can you look at me, you two, please?

0:53:510:53:53

Jayne and Chris, I think you must know that the reaction in the rink

0:53:540:53:57

has just been mirrored millions of times around Great Britain.

0:53:570:54:01

-On behalf of the people watching, many congratulations.

-Thank you.

0:54:010:54:04

Tell me, if it's possible, which emotion is uppermost in your minds?

0:54:040:54:09

I can't believe it.

0:54:090:54:11

I can't...

0:54:110:54:14

We'd...

0:54:140:54:15

We can't remember the skate.

0:54:150:54:18

-I just happened, it came and it went.

-So quickly.

0:54:180:54:20

There was none of this, none of the roaring away

0:54:200:54:23

at having been successful.

0:54:230:54:25

They had done what they'd set out to do,

0:54:250:54:28

so there was a quiet reaction.

0:54:280:54:30

You seemed so relaxed before you went on the ice.

0:54:300:54:33

I mean, you even smiled, didn't you, at the little girl?

0:54:330:54:36

Yes. I felt that I wanted to go out there and perform,

0:54:360:54:40

and I was happy there were so many people here from England

0:54:400:54:43

and from Nottingham especially.

0:54:430:54:45

-One or two from where you used to work.

-That's right, yes.

0:54:450:54:48

So many people from England and from everywhere tonight,

0:54:480:54:52

it was a great support. We really felt it.

0:54:520:54:54

What do you do now, in terms of a celebration?

0:54:540:54:57

Don't know.

0:54:570:54:59

-Go and find a quiet corner.

-I'm told there's a party at the Village?

0:54:590:55:02

-No idea.

-I didn't know that, no.

0:55:020:55:04

Most probably we'll just find a bed tonight.

0:55:040:55:07

'You really don't feel like doing it,

0:55:090:55:10

'but you have to do a press conference.

0:55:100:55:12

'You just want to go back and sort of share it with your team members.'

0:55:120:55:17

'After all that excitement, you've got to go to doping control.'

0:55:190:55:24

You've got this undignified moment of having to produce a sample,

0:55:240:55:28

so that kind of brings you back down to earth pretty rapidly.

0:55:280:55:31

I was quite dehydrated by that point, so it took a while

0:55:310:55:35

to produce the sample. Er...

0:55:350:55:37

And so there was lots of waiting around, drinking a beer or two.

0:55:370:55:40

I remember that at the end of the day, very long day,

0:55:400:55:43

it was probably about midnight,

0:55:430:55:45

we were the last people in the building.

0:55:450:55:48

We'd been the first and we were the last.

0:55:480:55:51

A very long day.

0:55:510:55:52

It's almost like you lived a life through that day.

0:55:520:55:56

And then it was the end of the day

0:55:560:55:58

and it felt like we were closing the door on it.

0:55:580:56:00

We're still on a high, and heading back to the Village

0:56:050:56:09

expecting just to go to bed,

0:56:090:56:12

and, um...we were told that Princess Anne was waiting

0:56:120:56:17

-to congratulate us.

-We thought that she would have gone by that time.

0:56:170:56:22

But in actual fact, she hadn't. She'd stayed and waited,

0:56:220:56:24

and so we... We got to meet her,

0:56:240:56:27

and she toasted us and congratulated us.

0:56:270:56:29

You never quite knew when people were going to turn up,

0:56:290:56:32

after successes like that.

0:56:320:56:34

Because, you know, everybody wants to celebrate.

0:56:340:56:38

It was... It wasn't too late so you could actually afford to

0:56:380:56:42

be able to do it afterwards, when they got back.

0:56:420:56:45

And they couldn't get hold of glasses so they had paper cups,

0:56:450:56:49

or plastic cups, and it just seemed... It was kind of...

0:56:490:56:52

I don't know, it was kind of special to do it like that,

0:56:520:56:55

because we didn't expect anything, really.

0:56:550:56:57

I was probably expecting to make a cup of tea and go to bed.

0:56:570:57:01

Like you do.

0:57:010:57:03

I don't think there was anything very much there. Um...

0:57:030:57:06

We're slightly better organised now,

0:57:060:57:08

but in those days, it was... SHE LAUGHS

0:57:080:57:11

I think going overboard for glasses and that kind of thing

0:57:110:57:15

would probably not have been part of the catering at that stage.

0:57:150:57:19

And anyway, parties usually happen better

0:57:190:57:22

if they're done on the spur of the moment.

0:57:220:57:25

And there was the champagne and everyone cheering,

0:57:250:57:27

and it was...the perfect end to the perfect day.

0:57:270:57:30

There aren't many moments like that in life.

0:57:360:57:38

I remember when Everest was conquered.

0:57:380:57:40

I remember when we won the World Cup.

0:57:400:57:42

There are just... There are a few moments like that,

0:57:420:57:45

and frankly, Torvill and Dean was one of those moments.

0:57:450:57:49

It's one of the most iconic moments in, not just Winter Olympics,

0:57:490:57:54

any Olympics.

0:57:540:57:56

It was a brilliant idea, and it was just brilliantly executed.

0:57:560:58:01

It's why they won a gold medal.

0:58:010:58:03

Here we are, 30 years on.

0:58:100:58:13

Which I find so difficult to believe.

0:58:130:58:15

Er...and people are still enraptured by them.

0:58:150:58:19

If that's not a definition of style, I don't know what is.

0:58:190:58:23

It's the final bow.

0:58:250:58:26

Quick, get the flowers! Come on!

0:58:310:58:33

On 14 February 1984, two ice skaters achieved perfection and Olympic gold. This is the story of that day.


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