2012 Olympics opening ceremony

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Watch a special director's cut version of Danny Boyle's extraordinary Olympic opening ceremony from 12 months ago.

Extended highlights include unforgettable moments like 'Her Majesty' parachuting into the stadium with James Bond; Rowan Atkinson performing with the London Symphony Orchestra with comic results and David Beckham driving a speedboat while helping along the Olympic flame.

There are also live performances from Sir Paul McCartney, Emeli Sande and the Arctic Monkeys; plus the lighting of the cauldron; and the best moments from the athletes' parade.

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