Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Seb Coe & Steve Ovett rivalry to be subject of BBC film
Pat Butcher’s blog (no, not THAT Pat Butcher) says:
COE & OVETT - THE MOVIE!
It gives me great pleasure to reveal (and for once this isn’t a joke) that BBC Films has finally announced, today, the production of a screenplay based on my book The Perfect Distance, an account of the rivalry between Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe.
Thus, a quarter of a century after their heyday, arguably the greatest rivalry in athletics history is finally destined for the silver screen, sometime before the Olympic Games in London 2012, a sports festival whose staging in Britain’s capital city owes much to the efforts of Seb, now Lord Coe.
Some links to the story:
- Daily News South Africa
- Times Live South Africa
- Sports Journalists' Association
- Irish Times
- The Scotsman