P671 Teletext 671 Oct28 21:50:01     V  ————————————————————————————  NEg AIRPORT FOR LONDON   Oct 31, 1935: Britain will have the most advanced airport in Europe when Gatwick opens in two months' time. The airport will have its  own station on the main  London to Brighton line.   It will also have shops and air conditioning. Air traffic controllers will be able to handle six aircraft at a time. ——————————————————————————————————1/7—— Get out and about with Gadabout 672 FLIGHT ARRIVALS p290 ITV Gadabout Fit VFM TV Plus
P671 Teletext 671 Oct28 21:50:01       ————————————————————————————  US PANIC AS MARTIANS INVADE   Oct 31, 1938: A vivid radio production of H G Wells' The War of The Worlds caused widespread panic in America.  It was Hallowe'en and the voice  describing a Martian invasion  was 23-year-old actor   Orson Welles.    Listeners thought it was a  newscast and fled into the  street in panic. Some even  claimed to have seen Martians. ——————————————————————————————————2/7—— Are you fit for anything? 673 NEED A FLIGHT? p230 ITV Gadabout Fit VFM TV Plus
P671 Teletext 671 Oct28 21:40:01     F  ————————————————————————————  MONTY'S EL ALAMEIN TRIUMPH   Oct 30, 1942: When Gen Montgomery took over the Eighth Army he promised to hit the Afrika Corps for six - and he has. Rommel was in a German sanatorium when Monty struck at El Alamein a week ago. He rushed back to the front, and threw in his reserves.   But Monty has clawed deep  into German defences and  inflicted severe damage on  Rommel's panzer divisions.  ——————————————————————————————————3/7—— Are you getting value for money? 674 TRACE YOUR SERVICE PALS p676 Gadabout Fit VFM TV Plus
P671 Teletext 671 Oct28 21:41:05     V  ————————————————————————————  CURTAIN CALL FOR GBS   Nov 2, 1950: Playwright George Bernard Shaw died at his home in Hertfordshire at the age of 94. Many thought of GBS as a wrong-headed Irishman with a red beard, queer clothes and scandalously  subversive ideas.   But none would dispute that  the author of Pygmalion and  Major Barbara was a genius.  ——————————————————————————————————4/7—— Lost touch with a loved one? 675 WHAT'S ON IN THE WEST END p630 Gadabout Fit VFM TV Plus
P671 Teletext 671 Oct28 21:41:01       ————————————————————————————  MARGARET'S WEDDING IS OFF   Oct 31, 1955: Princess Margaret has, after all, decided against marrying Captain Peter Townsend, who's divorced. She said in a statement that "mindful of the Church's teaching" she had put her duty first.  Capt Townsend  was equerry to  the Princess's  late father.   ——————————————————————————————————5/7—— Trace your Service Pals 676 IT'S YOUR LIFE! p480 Gadabout Fit VFM TV Plus
P671 Teletext 671 Oct28 21:53:15     V  ————————————————————————————  A CLOSE SHAVE IN CUBA   Oct 28, 1962: The world stepped back from the brink of nuclear war when Mr Kruschev promised Russian missiles in Cuba would be dismantled. In return, President Kennedy promised the US would not invade Cuba and would lift its blockade.   The super-powers have been  head-to-head for a week in a  game of nuclear poker as the  rest of the world looked on.  ——————————————————————————————————6/7—— NEXT WEEK: Callas woos Covent Garden WESTMINSTER WATCH p325 ITV Gadabout Fit VFM TV Plus
P671 Teletext 671 Oct28 21:50:01 B      ————————————————————————————  WE NEVER CLOSED UNTIL NOW     Oct 31, 1964: The Windmill Theatre, whose proud boast was "We Never Closed" during the wartime Blitz, has been forced to do just that.   Permissiveness has done what  Hitler couldn't. Its nude  shows are thought passe  in the Swinging Sixties.   Peter Sellers and  Tony Hancock worked GIRLS! GIRLS! at the theatre.  ——————————————————————————————————7/7—— Fifty Plus index 670 It's Your Life 480 s FANCY A WEST END SHOW? p630 Gadabout Fit VFM TV Plus