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Last night's viewing - Richard Hammond's Miracles of Nature, BBC1; Nick Nickleby, BBC1

"I'm scared. On an Olympic scale." Presenters tend to say this kind of thing a lot, of course, it rarely being a sin to amplify your emotions on screen. But it sounded pretty authentic when it occurred in Richard Hammond's Miracles of Nature, a popular-science series that explores the interaction of biological and human design.

Felix Baumgartner

Edge-of-space skydiver Felix Baumgartner in court over alleged road-rage

His spectacular free fall from the edge of space may have won Felix Baumgartner a place in the record books, but the Austrian sky diver is now threatened with a fall from grace over a court case in which he stands accused of punching a Greek lorry driver in the face.

Pedestrian flats and tickling highs are exactly what you get with John Bishop's latest offering

John Bishop: Rollercoaster Tour, 02 Arena, London

The title of his tour is 'Rollercoaster' and pedestrian flats and tickling highs are exactly what you get with John Bishop's latest offering.

Gelix Baumgartner during his world record attempt

Video: Watch the edge-of-space skydive through Felix Baumgartner's eyes

43-year-old stuntman intends to settle down with his girlfriend and pursue a (comparatively) low-octane second career flying rescue helicopters.

Felix Baumgartner; the Red Bull Air Race; Red Bull's wingsuit flyers

Sponsorship: The colour of money

As Red Bull prepares to send a man into the stratosphere, Simon Usborne examines its extreme-sports business plan

Felix Baumgartner’s attempt to make the highest ever skydive from 120,000ft (35,570m) and break four World Records in the process

Felix Baumgartner's second supersonic leap attempt postponed

Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner hopes to make a second attempt at a supersonic skydive over New Mexico on Sunday or Monday.

Felix Baumgartner’s attempt to make the highest ever skydive from 120,000ft (35,570m) and break four World Records in the process

Felix Baumgartner's supersonic leap attempt aborted

Extreme athlete and skydiver Felix Baumgartner has canceled his planned death-defying 23-mile free fall into the New Mexico desert because of high winds.

Felix Baumgartner prepares for 23-mile skyfall

Skydiver Felix Baumgartner is preparing to take the leap of his life aiming for the highest, fastest free fall in history.

Superbikes and Moto GP unite

The organisers of rival motorcycling race series MotoGP and World Superbikes have agreed to bring their interests together for the first time.

Alex James (left) with chef Jamie Oliver
Sarah Storey with her gold medal

Cycling: Sarah Storey wins Team GB's first gold medal of the Paralympic Games

Sarah Storey won Great Britain's first gold medal of the XIV Paralympics with a supreme victory in the women's C5 three-kilometres individual pursuit at the London 2012 velodrome.

Balloons to transform Hadrian's Wall into world's longest work of art

Artists will use 450 balloons and thousands of light emitting diodes to turn the 2,000-year-old Hadrian's Wall into the world's longest work of art.

Skydiver survives fall in New Zealand

A skydiver has survived a harrowing plunge to the ground after his main parachute failed and a reserve chute only partially worked.

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