1993 British Touring Car Championship review
Sports Seen. 150 mins, £10.99.
Editing this must have been quite some task, for the standard of BHP’s coverage of the BTCC has become a byword for quality filmwork.
So, what do you throw out?
A few years back, you’d have been lucky to find half an hour of coverage for the whole season, but now. . .
By the time the editor had put his scissors down there were still two-and-a-half hours of apparently unditchable material. The result is a video of Dr Zhivago proportions (though the content is a little more pacy than Omar Sharif’s most dramatic hour). It also means you get excellent value for money, by current standards.
While most of the content will be familiar to couch potatoes with a season ticket to BBC Grandstand, it’s still a surefire best-seller, given the BTCC’s current lofty profile.
And it’s also extremely well executed. S A