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Nimrod. the Mighty Warrior

on BBC Two England

In 1982 a new sports car made a name for itself, that was 'Nimrod'. Beneath its newness the car carried another older title ' Aston Martin '. After a break of 20 years the British sports car returned against all the odds to long distance motor racing. It was to be a brave effort, the story essentially of two men and one fixation, the 24-hour race at Le Mans. Robin Hamilton 's works Nimrod and Richard Williams 's private entry Nimrod had to do one extraordinary thing, the cars had to be driven flat out for 24 hours and still have the strength to cross the finishing line of the 1982 24-hour race at Le Mans. Whatever other contests might develop at Le Mans the rivalry between the works team and the private entry would stay intense.
Narrated by COLIN BLAKELY
Script written by MARTIN YOUNG Film editor CHRIS LAWRENCE
Executive producer HUW BRIAN WILLIAMS Director PAUL FISHER
A BBC Wales production in association with Network Television Limited 1983

Contributors

Unknown:
Aston Martin
Unknown:
Robin Hamilton
Unknown:
Richard Williams
Unknown:
Colin Blakely
Written By:
Martin Young
Editor:
Chris Lawrence
Producer:
Huw Brian Williams
Director:
Paul Fisher

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