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Robbie Grabarz eager to hit new heights after coping with 'scary'

Two weeks on, Robbie Grabarz can still feel the stomach-churning moment when he stepped from the shadows into the full glare – and thunder – of public recognition. "I was standing next to the French guy in the line-up and I said to him, 'I'm a little bit scared about getting introduced because of the noise,'" the British high jumper recalled of the immediate lead-up to the Olympic final. "When the crowd erupts like that, it's enough to move your insides. It's really scary."

Cultural Life: Guillermo del Toro, film-maker

Television American drama 'Justified' is an incredible piece of fiction, I'm just finishing the second series, and I love the hard-wired Walter White character in 'Breaking Bad'. I find it fascinating to watch how incredibly regimented a life can be when a character starts to think his days are over, and he decides to change everything out of a sheer impulse.

Scrooge in 3D

Fiction's most famous miser is back on the big screen in Robert Zemeckis's animated re-creation of A Christmas Carol. The director tells Guy Adams of his lifelong ambition to film the Dickens tale