1. They did that strange, epilepsy-courting London-scenery countdown again.
2. Winston Churchill popped out of the top of Big Ben and recited passages from Shakespeare's "The Tempest." I, for one, feel great about the fact that Timothy Spall can play both Winston Churchill... and Peter Pettigrew in "Harry Potter."
3. In some bizarre homage to how London gets "started" every morning, a woman wore a dress made of newspaper, swinging newspaper bags... and newspaper-clad dudes used newspaper jackhammers. Allegory for the necessity of print? Desperate plea for help? We'll never know!
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