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Kenneth Branagh I believe. Playing Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
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Just some royal spottings:
- Prince Albert and Charlene
- Prince Albert, King Constantine, Queen Anne Marie
- King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie
- William and Kate
- The Prince and Princess Orange

I just loved the songs, and Kenneth - always great to see him too.
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Branagh is one of my favourites. a great show so far
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Industrial Revolution not doing it for more, although the drums are nice.
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Is the Queen in the stadium yet, or will she have a big entrance?
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Is the Queen in the stadium yet, or will she have a big entrance?
Haven't seen her but I imagine she's in the stadium but will walk out.
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The Queen is not at the stadium yet. Rumour has it, she'll arrive by helicopter.
Looks nice but I'm getting a bit lost. Would have loved the pre-industrial setting to remain for a little longer.
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I wonder if there were any controversies about the seating plan of the VIPs down there on the stadium? Hosting 95 heads of state and government must cause some problems in terms of protocol and logistics. Did they arrive by coaches?
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Really annoyed I have to go pick my father up from the airport in 15! If I miss the Queen I'll scream.

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I wonder if there were any controversies about the seating plan of the VIPs down there on the stadium? Hosting 95 heads of state and government must cause some problems in terms of protocol and logistics. Did they arrive by coaches?
They had the right people to sort it out, and at the moment anyone in that stadium is just pleased to be there best seats or not.

They all took buses from Buckingham Palace to the Stadium.
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Arrive by helicopter? That is a bit excessive.

The Suffragettes!

The drums are pretty cool, the woman leading them all in the drums is deaf. She is so talented to be able to do that, something to be proud off.

World War I + II now.
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The Queen is not at the stadium yet. Rumour has it, she'll arrive by helicopter.
Looks nice but I'm getting a bit lost. Would have loved the pre-industrial setting to remain for a little longer.
I think we might see it come back to a certain extent. The Olympic park was an industrial wasteland and has been cleansed and brought back, which I think will be the overarching theme.
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Arrive by helicopter? That is a bit excessive.

The Suffragettes!
Supposedly arriving with James Bond.

I would have liked a bit more silence to mark two world wars.
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A pretty poignant moment.
Have to explain everything to my parents though; they haven't got a clue what's happening - and, by the sound of it, neither do our commentators.
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My mother, who has been so excited for the Olympic Games amidst my realism has just come up to me and said "bit boring isn't it, makes me want to go to sleep".

I do hope this livens up, I get the story of the UK but for me that's not what it should be about.
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Supposedly arriving with James Bond.
I would have liked a bit more silence to mark two world wars.
Another rumour; Beckham's big moment will be a James Bond style entrance - presumably, via a helicopter as well.
One of those rumours has to be false because two helicopters is a bit too much.

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My mother, who has been so excited for the Olympic Games amidst my realism has just come up to me and said "bit boring isn't it, makes me want to go to sleep".

I do hope this livens up, I get the story of the UK but for me that's not what it should be about.
For me - someone who's hugely interested in British history - it's pretty interesting.
But the impression I've got so far is that they tried to express too many ideas in very short time - and it's not working brilliantly for those unfamiliar with English history.

This said, for me personally everything looks great.
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Arrive by helicopter? That is a bit excessive.
You're right, it's too much I think. Surely they want to impress the world and the Queen's spectacular arrival could be an important part of the show. They want to beat the Chinese .
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