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OLYMPICS COULD DELIVER ANOTHER GOLDEN MOMENT.

THE Olympic Opening Ceremony will go head-to-head with Strictly Come Dancing and The Great British Bake Off at the TV Baftas.

All three shows have been nominated for a major gong, the Radio Times Audience Award, to be presented at the awards ceremony next month.

They also compete against hit BBC1 period drama Call The Midwife, US Sky Atlantic fantasy series Game Of Thrones and Channel 4 thriller Homeland, starring British actor Damian Lewis and Claire Danes.

Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting director Danny Boyle created the spectacular opening ceremony for London 2012, referencing everything from the NHS and the industrial revolution to the British countryside.

The four-hour show, which featured the Queen meeting James Bond, attracted nearly 27 million viewers at its peak on BBC1.

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WOW FACTOR Danny Boyle directed the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games, which drew on British heritage and humour
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Apr 2, 2013
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