London 2012 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony

8:00pm Wednesday, August 29 on C4

Channel 4 begins its coverage of the highly-anticipated Paralympic Games as the eyes of the world are on London for the Opening Ceremony. Jon Snow and Krishnan Guru-Murthy present live coverage from the Olympic Park, where the Ceremony promises to be an electrifying celebration to mark the occasion when the Paralympic Games, which originated in the UK as the Stoke Mandeville Games in 1948, comes home. The show, titled Enlightenment, promises a spectacular celebration of the inspirational spirit of the Paralympic Games that challenges perceptions of human possibility, and features the highly anticipated entrance of the Paralympic Flame, which ignites the Cauldron and signals the start of 11 days of elite sporting competition.

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