Inspired by the London Olympics, the drama is an inspiring story of how two young British men, Bert Bushnell (Matt Smith) and Dickie Burnell (Sam Hoare, Jane Eyre), thrown together just weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics, rose above distinctions of birth and class to defy the odds and become gold medalists.
Don’t miss the U.S. premiere of GOING FOR GOLD: THE ‘48 GAMES, starring Matt Smith, *** Wednesday July 25 at 8pm ET *** presented by Dramaville, the home of groundbreaking British drama. Immediately followed by the U.S. Premiere of the Third and Final Absolutely Fabulous 20th Anniversary Special, only on BBC America.
Matt Smith has stepped out of his time-travelling comfort zone for an entirely different vehicle to his Tardis for a new drama for the BBC.
The actor was snapped on the River Thames this weekend in a white vest and shorts sitting in a racing boat.
Matt, 28, is playing Bert Bushnell, one half of the rowing team that won the gold medal in the 1948 Olympics in London for the double scull.
The drama tells the story of their relationship and how the two men from different backgrounds overcame their class differences to claim victory on the water.