05 May 1987
The EPT-1 test card was shown for the last fifteen minutes of each hour. No teletext pages were shown within the hour that the first programme aired. The test card was shown instead.
A repeat of last night's programme in which another key issue is analysed.
Channel 4 Racing
From Epsom. Introduced by Brough Scott. One the eve of the Gold Seal Oaks, a preview of tomorrow's Classic, plus live coverage of today's best four races and a recording of the 1400.
1435 Egmont Stakes (H'cap) (1m 4f).
1505 Tokyo Trophy (H'cap) (6f).
1540 Northern Dancer Stakes (Ltd H'cap) (1m 4f).
1610 Sun Life of Canada Anniversary Stakes (H'cap) (1m 2f).
Doug Walters from Milton Keynes, who has served with the RAF for 30 years, is the contender today. [Yorkshire Television Production].
Face the Kids
The second of two programmes in which groups of young teenagers from England, Wales and the USA investigate election issues they feel are important. They tackle big-name politicians and local candidates and look behind the scenes of the parties' campaigns. [Otmoor/S4C Production].
With Smokey Robinson, Joyce Sims and Lillo Thomas. The best of British and International soul acts performing in the Solid Soul studio, plus new and nostalgic videos from around the world of soul. [Action Time Production].
Gary Crowley and Jon Stephen Fink review the latest film releases out on video. [Action Time Production].
The Chart Show
The all-video Chart Show featuring the Top Ten Network Singles plus hot new releases and Chart File Update. This week's specialist Chart - Heavy Metal. [Video Visuals Production],
Channel 4 News
Followed by Weather.
Barbara Amiel, The Times columnist and former editor of the Toronto Sun, discusses The Handmaid's Tale, a futuristic novel by Margaret Atwood. [Channel 4 Production].
A Week in Politics: Campaign Special
In the last of three extended editions Nick Ross and the team examine the major issues of the election campaign. Tonight, the economy and unemployment, plus exclusive polling news and interpretation from Peter Kellner. With reports from Sue Cameron, John Underwood and Marion Bowman. [Brook Productions].
Crown and Shamrock
1: 'The Twilight Lords'. First of five portraits of the Anglo-Irish and their changing fortunes. The Anglo-Irish, the landed gentry of Ireland, ruled the island for hundreds of years. Now their power is gone, their possessions are under the hammer. The Knight of Giln, on his beautiful desmesne along the Shannon, tell the story of his own family, the Fitzgeralds. Narrated by Cyril Cusack. [Landseer Films Production].
Plants for Free
10: 'Grafting'. Continuing the series on propagation. The experts at the Royal Horticultural Society's Garden at Wisley show you the fascinating carpentry of the side wedge, the side veneer and the saddle graft and some of the less unusual operations, like grafting cacti and tomatoes. Narrated by John Huntley. [Granada Television Production].
Starring Ted Danson and Shelley Long in Dog Bites Cliff. With Diane off to a Buddhist monastery, Cliff suffers a dog bite and, in the process of suing the owner, falls in love with her.
Chateauvallon - Fortune and Power
The English language version of Monday's 18th episode. Antenne2/Telefrance-Telecip, with Son et Lumiére-Maintenon Films and RTL Television.
Party Election Broadcast
By the Conservative Party.
What the Papers Say
Anthony Howard, of the Observer, looks at the week's papers. [Granada Television Production].
The Best of the Paul Hogan Show
More forthright Oz humour with Paul Hogan. This week, a visit to the optician and a game of scrabble.
Half a dozen guests talk into the night about a topic in the news. After Dark is live, so anything could happen. No holds barred. It could go on to 3am. [Open Media Production].