The Great Escape Motorcycle Jump

Yet another Christmas viewing of “The Great Escape”, this time with the twofold expertise of Bud Ekins and Guy Martin firmly in mind. The former was the stunt double for McQueen orchestrating the original jump; the latter, all round good egg Guy Martin. And if two wheels is your thing, you probably already know that “On Any Sunday” is a classic piece of documentary filmmaking. And refreshingly, unlike the current crop of Hollywood shit-puppets:

McQueen, who turns up in the movie a couple of times . . . having done it [he] doesn’t tell us about it.