Sport Sascha Kindred and his wife Nyree are both in GB’s swimming team and hoping to add to their impressive Paralympic medal hauls

As a five-time Paralympian, Sascha Kindred has witnessed first hand how the event's profile has soared over recent editions, but for the 34-year-old the rewards are still solely to be found in the pool.

Tony Hancock, below, in a 'Go to work on an egg' ad by Fulford

Len Fulford: Director behind the 'Go to work on an egg' and Guinness 'toucan' commercials

Len Fulford was one of the most successful and sought-after directors of television and cinema commercials during the industry's glory years, from the 1960s through to the 1990s. He directed many of the great Guinness ads of the '70s and '80s, including some featuring the famous toucan. But he was perhaps best-remembered among his peers for the massively-successful 1960s "Go to work on an egg" TV commercial campaign for Britain's Egg Marketing Board.

Dernbach criticised for poor sledging

Australia batsman David Warner has used his Twitter account to criticise English paceman Jade Dernbach.

DVD: The Inbetweeners Movie (15)

Turning a popular British sitcom into a feature film was all the rage in the Seventies, with various levels of success: On the Buses (dismal), Are You Being Served? (painful), Bless This House (quite sweet).

DVD: The Inbetweeners Movie (15)

Turning a popular British sitcom into a feature film was all the rage in the Seventies, with various levels of success: On the Buses (dismal), Are You Being Served? (painful), Bless This House (quite sweet).

Money Insider: Savings promises that are not just marketing fluff

Wherever you look in the financial services industry you'll find examples of catchy straplines, mission statements as well as customer charters and promises.

Sport on TV: Johnno and Jonny get their kicks at Scotland's expense

It was like some elaborate but perfectly executed joke. The wind and rain made it seem just like Scotland on a lovely summer's day. Jonny Wilkinson had the wrong boots on and had one penalty kick from four in the first half. England traipsed off at the interval as if they had been eating deep fried Mars bars. It was all set up for Scotland. But it was all a set-up.

Review of Torchwood ‘End Of The Road’

If audiences thought that this episode would bring them closer to the truth about Miracle Day, they were wrong.

Review of Torchwood ‘Immortal Sins’

This week ‘Torchwood’ delved into Jack’s long, long life but unfortunately it focused on a post-Doctor period in his past.

Anne Penketh: Life without terror threats, serial betrayal and Harry

I got the call only minutes after I purchased the DVD of series nine to take back to America with me. The BBC had canned my favourite TV series. Spooks is dead.

Review of Torchwood ‘Escape to LA’

‘Torchwood’ gets even more ‘Mission Impossible’ this week with the team breaking into a PhiCorp building to steal some of the company’s hard drives containing confidential material that may explain the miracle day.

Last Night's TV - Entourage, Sky Atlantic; Wonderstuff, BBC2

The party's over for the bratpack

Review of Torchwood ‘Rendition’

After an explosive first episode, the pulse-racing pace does not let up as the Torchwood team is forcibly taken to America on the orders of CIA agent Rex Matheson.

Review of Torchwood ‘The New World’

With an opening that has all the hallmarks of a Hollywood film, ‘Torchwood’ has come crashing back onto our screens and the first episode sends out a strong message: Torchwood is here to stay.

Video: Zoe fired from The Apprentice

Zoe Beresford is the latest candidate to be fired by Lord Sugar in The Apprentice.

Video: Breaking Bad series 4 premiere

TV show Breaking Bad red carpet premiere in LA.

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