The 50th BBC Sports Personality of the Year is getting closer. All previous winners can be nominated for the anniversary special, and all are featured in a promo from BBC Broadcast, directed by Jon Dennis. Executive producer Ollie Harnett, BBC creative producer Marcus Jones and Dennis came up with the idea, which involved compositing stars like Bobby Moore alongside David Beckham.
The shoot involved stars such as Damon Hill and Paula Radcliffe alongside body doubles that would later be comped into the dead or absent stars. Dennis said this was the trickiest part of the shoot, although he made it harder for himself by wanting the sporting stars from the past to be the same age they were at the time of their greatest triumphs and in the same outfits.