At its best.
I stand corrected on my column the other day bemoaning the miserable, humorless, crass commercialism of the Olympic Games.
There was one happy moment in which the BBC excelled itself with this humorous video though, being the BBC, it remains unavailable in the US in clean form. An English friend graciously converted it for me and here it is.
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The glory of London seen from the air is well shown, and the whole thing, right down to the Monty Python moment, is outstanding.