I’ve just now realized that there was an extended section of the opening ceremony dedicated to the Empire Windrush, the ship that landed in London in June 1948, carrying almost 500 Jamaican immigrants. The Windrush is now seen the symbolic beginning of massive Caribbean—and eventually from the rest of the empire—immigration to the metropole over the next two decades. Indeed, you could argue that the Windrush’s landing was the beginning of the vibrant, multicultural society that Britain has now become. This is of tremendous importance to me personally because so many of my family members, including my mother when she was 12, travelled by ship to London in the 1950s. There was the briefest glimpse of the Windrush during the NBC coverage, but only those in the know would have seen it. (You have to really know what you’re looking for to decipher something that vaguely looks like a ship in one frame, followed a few frames later by black men in Sunday finest striding around purposefully.) Originally I thought the fleeting glimpse was due to director Danny Boyle. Nope. It was NBC making another cut.