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: Return to ... Airport

1/5. The series that revisits seven docusoaps continues as flamboyant Aeroflot supervisor Jeremy Spake reflects on the Heathrow series that made him one of the earliest docusoap stars, 13 years ago. Episode two is on Thursday at 7.30pm.


Unknown: Jeremy Spake

: The Way We Travelled

A look back at the first travel shows to hit British TV screens, featuring Richard Dimbleby 's Passport and Cliff Michelmore in Holiday.


Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Cliff Michelmore

: The Secret Life of the Airport

New series. 1/3. Preparing for Take-off. The development of Britain's airports and how they have transformed the country. This episode explores the glamour of the UK's first terminal in Croydon and the internationally used hieroglyphics on today's taxiways and runways.
Contributors include architect Norman Foster and writer Alain de Botton.
Narrated by Philip Glenister. See panel.
Repeated on Thursday at 10pm


Unknown: Norman Foster
Unknown: Alain de Botton.
Unknown: Philip Glenister.

: Goodbye London Aerodrome

New. Pilots discuss their memories of RAF Hendon, originally called
London Aerodrome, which has been an RAF station since 1918. Presented by Glyn Worsnip.


Presented By: Glyn Worsnip.

: 40 Minutes On

Another chance to see a 1990 film on the UK's smallest international airline, run by husband and wife Roy and Merlyn Suckling , followed by an update on how their business venture has fared.


Unknown: Merlyn Suckling

: As 9pm.

: Storyville

: Blind Sight: six blind teens try to climb Mount Everest

: 40 Minutes On

: as 9pm

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