‘Channel 4 News’ anchor Jon Snow presented a live nightly show building up to the start of the London 2012 Paralympics with the help of well-known celebrities and faces from the world of sport and entertainment.
‘Jon Snow’s Paralympic Show’ helped countdown to the most eagerly anticipated Paralympics ever, with profiles and reports covering all aspects of the Games. It invited viewers to join in the wave of enthusiasm and excitement each weeknight at 7.30pm on Channel 4, in the run-up to the Opening Ceremony.
More than 4000 elite disabled athletes will descend on London for 12 days of extraordinary sporting competition, with Channel 4 providing the most comprehensive Paralympic Games coverage ever in what will be its biggest single event in its 30-year existence.
During the week presenter Clare Balding, who will front Channel 4′s primetime coverage of the Games, leaves the comfort of the TV studio to try her hand at equestrian dressage with the man who dominates the medals in this sport – Paralympic gold medallist Lee Pearson.
Comedian Jimmy Carr visits Headley Court, the MOD’s rehabilitation centre, where rower Captain Nick Beighton and some of his Paralympics GB teammates spent time after returning with horrific injuries from Afghanistan.
7/7 London bombing victim, Martine Wiltshire, explains why the number seven has become a good omen as she gets ready to compete in the women’s sitting volleyball competition.
Sue Kent, the only massage therapist in the UK qualified to ply her trade using only her feet, practises on Olympic champion and Channel 4 Paralympic sports presenter Jonathan Edwards, before heading into the Paralympic village to look after the athletes.
Plus, Ade Adepitan checks out The Village where over 4000 athletes are staying for the Paralympic Games.
Series producer: Michelle Fobler
Executive Producers: Gareth Rees & Michelle Fobler