The Story of the Monkey and the Olympics 

24 July 2008 tbs.pm/926

If you haven’t seen the BBC’s Olympic monkey, then it’s time to head over to the BBC website now.

The music and animation – which will get their TV premiere on BBC One at 7:30pm on Thursday 24 July – were created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, and will form part of the BBC’s presentation of the Olympics.

Inevitably there will be some differing opinions on the package, and already there are some who think it’s an outstanding piece of work and a credit to the people who designed and commissioned it, and of course, those who think that the BBC should just shove a piece of cardboard with “The Olympics” scrawled on it in biro instead

Me? I’ll go for the positive response every time.

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