|BBC ONE Tuesday 12 August 2008|
Britain's Joe Murray and Khalid Yafai start their campaign in the boxing preliminaries today and there are also medal hopes in the men's canoe slalom. The three-day event reaches a climax with the show-jumping competition at Sha Tin racecourse in Hong Kong. Overnight, there are more swimming finals and the first women's gymnastics medals are decided.
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Professor Gillian Magwilde risks her reputation, friendships and even her life on a quest for her deepest obsession, the greatest sword in history, in the final episode of the series. This obsession is steeped in Arthurian legend and the poetry of Tennyson, and it drove Gillian's mother, Karen, mad. Now Gillian needs to end this quest. She must come to terms with her relationship with Viv and the mysterious man who has been trying to contact her, Henry Timberdyne.
When well-funded and media-aware archaeologist Michael Gift and his team dig up an intriguing Arthurian find near Glastonbury, Gillian becomes obsessed. Kevin Schaffer, who tipped off the team about the find, is found dead. Gillian begins to drive her loyal team away. She fires Viv and watches Gregory leave when she refuses to listen to his words of caution about Timberdyne and the Disciples of Good Use. Haunting visions of a younger Karen and a man with a white mask flood back to Gillian. The Disciples were the start of Karen's calamity – will they also drive Gillian mad? When Ben suggests that Gillian has drawn a white mask on the wall of her secret room she pushes her last ally away.
The Arthurian connection proves to be a dead end and Gift's body is found mutilated. Timberdyne and the Disciples interrogate Viv while Gillian turns to Mastiff to help her decode Karen's research on Tennyson's poetry.
Will Gillian's brilliant mind and a lifetime's research be enough to find Tennyson's Gleam? Can she reunite her team on this quest?
Julie Graham stars as Professor Gillian Magwilde, Hugh Bonneville as Professor Gregory Parton, Adrian Lester as Doctor Ben Ergha, Gugu Mbatha Raw as Viv Davis and Michael Maloney as Professor Daniel Mastiff.
Jeremy Bulloch guest stars as the Masked Man, Dexter Fletcher as Michael Gift, Tobias Menzies as Scott, Vicky Hall as Nurse Strong, Francis Tomelty as Karen Magwilde and Rick Warden as Kevin.
|CBeebies Tuesday 12 August 2008|
Little love bird Muffin learns that being different can be a good thing, as the colourful, pre-school animated musical series set in a tree-top community on the corner of 3rd & Bird Street continues.
Samuel invites his little sister, Muffin, along to his picnic with Rudy and their friend, Elliot. Muffin is shocked to find that Elliot is a worm! She initially thinks that she and Elliot are too different to ever be friends but Samuel manages to convince her otherwise.