Football and opera? Together? Whose bright idea was that? Yes, we’re talking about Nessun Dorma and the BBC’s inspired decision to use Luciano Pavarotti’s version for the title music of their Italia ’90 coverage from the man that thought it might just work. Also on the show we talk about the Low Countries as Belgium and Holland make their entrance into the tournament. Gullit, Rijkaard, Van Basten and European Champions everywhere you looked – what could possibly go wrong for the enigmatic Dutch?

HOST: Mark Godfrey

GUESTS: Philip Bernie (Head of TV Sport, BBC), Jeff Livingstone (In Bed With Maradona), Martin Cloake (One Step From Glory, Various)

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