"A fitting tribute to arguably Britain's greatest ever Olympian"


One of a five-part series for BBC2 that examines what it took for five of the most successful black popular icons to make it in their chosen fields. The films document how these trailblazers not only raised the bar, but inspired generations and reinvented the definition of success for us all.

The Essential: Daley Thompson assesses the achievements of the Olympic double gold medal winning Decathlete (in 1980 and 1984) arguably one of the most exacting and emblematic events in the Olympic firmament.  Athletes such as Denise Lewis reveal how Thompson inspired them and discuss how important his contribution to British and international athletics has been across the generations


BBC TWO, 2002