Bill Turnbull and Louise Minchin
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You might think that with only 121 days to go until the Olympics, professional athletes would be the only ones sweating and stretching in preparation for 2012. But actually, schools around the UK are going to be the first to test out the Olympic Park in this year's School Games. Two of the athletes backing the Games are Olympic Gold medal sprinter, Darren Campbell and Paralympic Double Gold Medallist, Ellie Simmonds - who was a School Games competitor back in 2006.

They may be a bit ugly and possibly a bit scary but bats are actually just 'misunderstood'. And that's all going to change as a new campaign is launched to make this the year of the bat. Despite being a protected species, the number of bats has fallen over the years due to intensive farming and pesticides in hedgerows. Wildlife presenter Kate Humble is backing the campaign and came into Breakfast to tell us more.

Back in 1996 the idea that viewers would be interested in the work of a forensic pathology team might have been strange, yet audiences were fascinated and gripped by the BBC crime thriller Silent Witness. This Sunday the award-winning series returns for its fifteenth season. Actress Emilia Fox - who plays pathologist Dr Nikki Alexander - joined Bill and Louise to talk about the new series.

  • 14 Mar 2012
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