The story of the year the Oxford and Cambridge boat race changed from a gentleman's race to one where winning was everything.
To be second is to be last.
Did You Know?
The Cambridge crew in this film were played by members of the rowing squad from Imperial College, London, including several members of the British international squad. See more
Consecutive (in the final cut) shots of the race are inter-cut from takes made at very different states of the tide. The water level in the river goes up and down like a yo-yo between them. See more
Back to the start, do it again
Written by Holly Johnson
, Mark O'Toole
and Peter Gill
Performed by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Published by Perfect Songs Ltd
Courtesy of ZTT Records and Warner Music UK Ltd See more