- Radio Times
- Review by:
- James Gill
After 12 days of triumph and tears, the curtain closes for the final time on our great summer of sport with the Paralympics closing ceremony, and if it’s half as good as the opener on 29 August it will be something special.
It’s not quite the end however, as Monday’s victory parade in London will be the final chance to celebrate the achievements of Gereat Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic teams, but tonight is a great excuse for one heck of a party. A live performance from Coldplay will lead a 2,000-strong cast performing in a Festival of Flame. Jon Snow and Krishnan Guru-Murthy will guide us through the ceremony.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves: before the evening celebrations, David Weir and Shelly Woods go for gold in the men’s and women’s marathon respectively. Could the Mall mark the scene of GB’s final medal success of a summer?
About this programme
Jon Snow and Krishnan Guru-Murthy present coverage of the end of the Games, as 11 days of competition are officially brought to a close in a show entitled Festival of Flame. Among the highlights of the occasion will be a concert by Coldplay, who are set to present some of their best-known songs accompanied by a cast of nearly 2,000 performers. The night also features the extinguishing of the Paralympic Flame, marking the formal closing of the event, as well as the official handover to a delegation from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, which will host the next Games in 2016.
Cast and crew
- Jon Snow
- Krishnan Guru-Murthy