2136: Golden. After the armed forces get involved and a children's choir sing the National Anthem, we've got the background sound of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells music. We're celebrating the National Health Service, and some of the beds have been arranged to spell the word 'Gosh'. Again, the visual effect is stunning.
2143: It's kids storytime o'clock. JK Rowling, who apparently wrote some books on a young magician chap by the name of Harry Potter, reads a passage from Peter Pan, and now here comes Lord Voldemort from the Potter books as well as the frankly terrifying childcatcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. And Mary Poppins, too! If you're playing British bingo, you must be having an absolute ball.
2149: I've forgotten what it's like not to have a lump in my throat, Ben. We've now got the legendary Rowan Atkinson, as Mr Bean, playing Chariots of Fire on the keyboard. Looking distinctly bored. My word.
2155: Pipe down Erik, that's not even a decision to make - you stay right where you are. A mini appears on the running track - no, it's not going to race Usain Bolt, it's a segway to the next stage of proceedings, which so far appears to be a touch on the party side. "Live from London, it's Saturday Night!"
2202: I don't know about you, but I'm partying like it's 1999... A sequence of brilliant British pop songs - from the Beatles, to the Rolling Stones, Queen, the Sex Pistols, David Bowie, New Order - blast out at the Olympic Park, and if you're not up off your seat dancing the night away when this bit is on then, quite frankly, I'm not sure I want us to be friends after all.
2206: "I'm forever blowing bubbles, pretty bubbles in the air... they fly so high, nearly reach the sky, then like my dreams, they fade and die..." What a brilliant English tune that is. It gets raunched up a bit more with the tune from Slumdog Millionaire rocking the joint... Ah, now for a bit of the late, great Amy Winehouse.
2210: The closing sequence of that section showed the inventor of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, at his desk on a computer. In fact, it looked a bit like he was writing a live blog. Look, I know he created this world we're in right now, but I bet you his blog's not as good as mine. How much?
2214: Haha! Ben, tell him I hope his fiancee isn't reading your tweets or looking at this blog, otherwise it could be one of the shortest engagements in history. Hang on a minute, here comes David Beckham, on a speedboat on the River Thames in a suit, with the Olympic torch. Bullseye.
2215: A moment to remember those who cannot be with us for the Olympic Games. I think we've all got someone we miss on days like this. I know I have.
2218: 'Abide With Me' is sung quite beautifully inside the Olympic Stadium in London by Emeli Sande. Spine-tinglingly beautiful, as a matter of fact.
2221: A massive cheer resounds around the Olympic Park - it's time for the athletes to get involved in London 2012.
Officially this is called the ‘Parade of Nations’ and it sees athletes from every participating country walking into the Olympic Stadium, with one athlete at the front chosen to carry the flag of their homeland. As is tradition, Greece – the birthplace of the modern Games – enter first, the hosts Great Britain will come in last and the other 202 countries will march in in alphabetical order, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
Athletes from the Netherlands Antilles and South Sudan will enter under the Olympic flag.
2229: We've had the likes of American Samoa, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina and now Australia - and the Aussies' flag is being carried by basketball star Lauren Jackson, all 6ft 5in of her.
2231: With hours of standing around, both in a holding area and then when they eventually get into the stadium, some athletes choose not to attend the opening ceremony, which is hardly surprising, especially for those competing in the next day or two. Only half of Team GB and the Aussies will be at the Olympic Stadium tonight.