Episode 4466
Billy Mitchell Olympic Torch (2012)'
BBC transmission date 23 July 2012
Viewers 7.32 million
Duration 30 minutes
Executive Producer Lorraine Newman
Director Clive Arnold
Writer Matt Evans
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Selected as a torch bearer for the 2012 London Olympics, Billy Mitchell is stuck on the London Underground with members of his local football team because someone pulled the emergency stop when an argument broke out. The train starts but police are waiting at the tube station and will not let them through. Billy manages to escape, and frantically tries to get ready for the torch. Meanwhile, Billy's granddaughter, Lola Pearce, is in labour in a local fast food restaurant, refusing an ambulance, and refusing to give birth until she knows Billy has carried the torch and can be there. After some delays, Billy is able to carry the torch, watched by his friends and neighbours. He then hears that Lola is in labour, so rushes to the restaurant, where Cora Cross delivers the baby.


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Billy's Olympic Nightmare

First aired: 16 July 2012