Olympics TV review: will it be two sports with Auntie or 20 with Discovery? | News
It’s a weird gig, being an Olympics presenter for the BBC. Living in eternal twilight, you sit in a room that closely resembles the menu screen of a particularly listless Sony PlayStation game set during the apocalypse. Vaguely you imply that you are in Tokyo, where it is dusk, while actually being in Salford, where it is not. Sports are shown, sometimes live, sometimes not, and your brief appears to be to never quite let on as to which is which.
Often I was reminded of the series Westworld, in which the malfunctioning android played by Evan Rachel Wood becomes adrift in time. “Is this now?” you ask yourself. “Is this now?”
Over on Eurosport, things are much the same, but with one big