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30 August 2012

Tonights TV Highlights: Channel 4

7am: Paralympic Games Breakfast Show

Hosted by Kelly Cates and Rick Edwards, this daily show covers the very best of all the great moments of the Games. There are live injects from the main venues, analysis of the triumphs and heartbreak, and close-up features on the lives of the incredible athletes everyone is watching. The Breakfast Roadshow segment treks the country to shine a light on the unsung heroes who've helped the athletes achieve their dreams. In the studio there's a look at cybernetics, prosthetics and all manner of Paralympic paraphernalia. The audience is invited to join in via tweets, texts and all forms of social media and there's a wide range of studio guests. Paralympics Games coverage continues throughout the day, switching to More4 during periods when Channel 4 airs other programming. Channel 4 HD provides continuous coverage of the Games throughout the day. Three further streams, C4 Paralympics Extra 1, 2 and 3, feature uninterrupted live coverage of events from across the Paralympic Games, on-air from early morning through to late evening. (Details can be found in the press pack.) The Channel 4 Paralympics Games 2012 press pack can be found here

7:30pm: Paralympic Games 2012 Tonight: Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball and Table Tennis

Clare Balding and Ade Adepitan present exclusive coverage of the first evening of competition at the 2012 Paralympics in London. It's a busy night of swimming Finals at the Aquatics Centre. GB's 19-year-old Gemma Almond was a bronze medallist in the SM10 200m Individual Medley at last year's European Championships, and is aiming for a podium spot tonight. Great Britain v Germany encounters are always keenly contested affairs in any sport, and their clash in the Men's Wheelchair Basketball is bound to be no exception. Table tennis begins today at the ExCeL, with the Men's and Women's Singles Preliminaries in all events.

10:30pm: The Last Leg with Adam Hills

Adam Hills presents an alternative review of each day at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, showing all the best gems of action and taking a sideways look at the intricacies of disability sport. Adam is joined each night by his eagle-eyed sidekick Josh Widdicombe, as well as guests from the worlds of sport and entertainment, to pore over the golden moments, confront some of the widely held views associated with Paralympic sport, and answer the questions viewers were always afraid to ask.


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