Skating

No Today? No worries. A viewers' survival guide

Yesterday, fans of Bill Turnbull et al were alarmed upon turning on their televisions to discover Bargain Hunt, while Today was switched for The Kitchen Cabinet. Of course, it was due to an NUJ strike.

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Barbara Ann Scott: Skater who inspired Canada

When 19-year-old Barbara Ann Scott won the Olympic gold medal in figure skating at the 1948 St Moritz games, she confirmed her position as Canada's sweetheart. Generations of Canadian girls grew up with Barbara Scott dolls, women imitated her fashion style, and skaters were inspired by her success – though Scott remains the only Canadian skater to win an individual gold medal. She managed, according to the then prime minister Mackenzie King, to lift Canada out of its post-war gloom.