Agree 100%...they over thought it. Bannister was the best choice. Maybe they could've had the young kids surrounding him to show both old and young - but certainly not how they did it solo. Major fumble on that choice.
Big disappointment that Roger Bannister did not light the cauldron and even bigger disappointment it wasn't any British athlete of note.
I understand what they were going for with the kids but I feel like the cauldron lighting is the part of the ceremony that is most a celebration of host nation's athletic history. This was a celebration of what maybe, could be its future. Seemed like the crowd responded with a collective "ehh" while the lighting usually gets among the loudest cheers of all.