The 352nd episode of Doctor Who airs on BBC1. Stewart Bevan and Talfryn Thomas (Survivors) guest star.
The fifth episode of The Tomorrow People series premieres on ITV. Francis de Wolff guest stars in the fifth and final part of a five-part serial.
Two members of Skylab‘s first three-man crew undertake a three-and-a-half-hour spacewalk to take on the most difficult and dangerous part of the repairs to the space station: freeing a jammed solar “wing” required to provide almost half of the station’s electrical power. With no handholds and only tethers keeping them anchored to the station, astronauts Pete Conrad and Joseph Kerwin have a hard time even reaching the solar panel, and are knocked loose when, after overexerting themselves trying to manually pull the panel free, it jerks open; with only their tethers keeping them attached to Skylab, it’s a potentially life-threatening situation for both. Conrad, the third man to walk on the moon, later admits that the Skylab repair spacewalk gave him much greater concern for his own survival.
The 353rd episode of Doctor Who airs on BBC1. Stewart Bevan and Talfryn Thomas (Survivors) guest star.
The sixth episode of The Tomorrow People is broadcast on ITV. Roger Bizley (I, Claudius) guest stars in the first part of a four-part serial.
The last of the original cycle of time-bending sequels, Battle For The Planet Of The Apes is released in theaters. Facing diminishing returns, and a desire on the part of 20th Century Fox to exploit the Apes franchise on the small screen, the series comes to a suitably post-apocalyptic end.
The 354th episode of Doctor Who airs on BBC1.
The seventh episode of The Tomorrow People is broadcast on ITV. Roger Bizley (I, Claudius) and Dave Prowse (Star Wars) guest star in the second part of a four-part serial.
Having repaired and secured the damaged Skylab over the course of three spacewalks, the space station’s first three-man crew leaves the station and returns to Earth after 28 days in space, experiencing gravity after nearly a month of zero-G.
The first Skylab crew’s stay in space sets a new record, twice as long as the previous longest American manned spaceflight, Gemini 7 in 1965.
The 355th episode of Doctor Who airs on BBC1. This episode closes the series’ tenth season on the air, and is the last to feature Katy Manning as the Doctor’s companion, Jo Grant. The character doesn’t resurface until a 2010 episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures.
The eighth episode of The Tomorrow People is broadcast on ITV. Roger Bizley (I, Claudius) and Dave Prowse (Star Wars) guest star in the third part of a four-part serial.