Paralympic Games

7:30pm Friday, August 31 on C4

Live coverage of the 2012 Paralympics in London continues with the first night of track and field action in the Olympic Stadium. Britain’s first gold medal on the track could be won by 20-year-old Hannah Cockroft. In the Men’s Wheelchair Basketball competition, the British team begin their Paralympic campaign with a tough match against Canada. British swimming sensation Ben Proctor is hoping for success in the S14 100m Backstroke Final. Other swimming events include the Men’s 100m S13 Butterfly and the Women’s 200m SM5 Individual Medley. Plus, there’s news from a big day in the judo tournament at the ExCeL, and updates from the archery at the Royal Artillery Barracks. Introduced by Clare Balding and Ade Adepitan.

7:30pm Thursday, August 30 on C4

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.

7:00am Thursday, August 30 on C4

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.

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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