Chariots of Fire and a Double-Date


Friday 28 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

This one takes me back to not just an era, but to a particular day even. It was the year 1981, and I was out on a double date, having all of us traveled 15 miles (24km) by train to the ‘city’.

We’d gone to catch a double bill of Gregory’s Girl, starring Gordon John Sinclair and Dee Hepburn, and Chariot’s of Fire, starring Ben Cross and Ian Charleson – hence this week’s choice for those Tunes I Love.




Both films were pretty good, although Chariots of Fire was very powerful indeed, portraying the lives of Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell. All in all it was a great weekend; certainly a great gal too as I all too happily recall 🙂



6 thoughts on “Chariots of Fire and a Double-Date

  1. Lisa says:

    Good films they were 🙂

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  2. cjjustice1 says:

    I too remember going to the theater to see that movie… it was so good! And I love that theme song! I really enjoy the video that you shared… it is really cool seeing him playing the various instruments as he watches the movie. Thanks for sharing the memories.

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  3. Celia says:

    Chariots of Fire is a family favourite of ours, too. I wasn’t around when it was showing in cinemas, but I do remember watching it on VHS as a kid! Powerful is a good word to describe it 🙂

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  4. happyface313 says:

    🙂 I loved Chariots of Fire – and the music. Well – Vangelis, what else can you expect but something exceptional?
    HAPPY weekend to you! 🙂

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