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Olympics Daily Bulletin for Monday 13 August 2012.
BBC Worldwide announces today that it will publish a DVD set of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The release will be available in the UK to pre-order from 10 August and in-store from 29th October 2012.
The London 2012 Olympic Games delivered the biggest national television event since current measuring systems began, with 51.9m (90% of the UK population) watching at least 15 minutes of coverage. 24.2m (42% of the UK population) also watched at least 15 minutes of coverage on the BBC Red Button.
The BBC has delivered its most successful online event ever, attracting a record-breaking 55m global browsers to BBC Sport online (cumulative reach) throughout the course of the Games, and marking London 2012 as the first truly digital Games.
Following the huge success of BBC Radio 5 live’s inaugural Science Night last December, the station is delighted to announce that Cambridge University’s Dr Chris Smith and his fellow ‘Naked Scientists’ will return to present Science Night 2 on Sunday 19 August from 7.00pm.
Marc has 1980’s indie band CUD live in session, who launched themselves in 1987 after discovering a drum kit in a skip. They sent a demo to John Peel and while it was in the post Peel announced that he was binning all un-listened to demo tapes from his desk and starting afresh. Two weeks later CUD were recording their first session for him, thus beginning a career that included five albums, sold-out shows, top 30 hits, an NME cover and a dazzling selection of shirts.
The five-part drama is adapted by Sir Tom Stoppard from Ford Madox Ford's quartet of novels, widely acknowledged be one of the literary masterworks of the 20th century. It is directed by multi award-winning film maker Susanna White and stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall.
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