The only thing missing was a map and a moving pavement

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Within the Olympic theme, wasn’t it good to know that the performers at the opening ceremony only got paid £1 each?

Seemingly they had to be paid something so that their contracts could be drawn up.

But I wonder how much a proper fee would have been, the actual costs of the volunteers and how much that would add to the overall opening ceremony costs of around £27m?

Was it money well spent? It looked and sounded great, but £27m-worth?

I’m not so sure.

For that amount they could surely have factored in a moving pavement of some type to speed up the overly long parade, or at least given us some graphics to geographically pinpoint where all the competitors live.