We’ve panned through British TV, film and movie history, with live dancing and innumerable clips. Exhausting to watch, never mind to perform. What the Queen is making of it all, anyone’s guess! Here come the Sex Pistols, notorious purveyors of “Anarchy in the UK,” of course. But in deference to Her Maj., Boyle airs a clip of their royally inoffensive “Pretty Vacant.”
The BBC reports that there are 79,000 light panels in the crowd, connected by 320km of cabling, to create the stadium’s flashing light effects.
Here’s the James Bond date with the Queen, to savor at leisure, while we watch Dizzee Rascal on stage.
Now, we’re moving on to more serious stuff. Here’s the Brit credited with inventing the Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee. And this section follows the Olympic torch on its 70-day journey through Britain — to the stadium.