The Olympics have finally arrived, and that too with a bang. I have to admit, I didn't like the start, which I suppose is a matter of tase, but from the moment the Queen "parachuted" out of a helicopter with James Bond, it was absolutely brilliant. Arctic Monkeys, dacades of music, Rowan Atkinson etc. And the torch and flame was genius.
It was a very moving, funny, quirky, clever and organised event. Danny Boyle has nothing he had to prove to anyone, but even for him this was spectacular.