ITV airs the fourth episode of Ace Of Wands, starring Michael McKenzie, Tony Selby and Judy Loe. Vernon Dobtcheff guest stars. This episode, like the rest of the series’ first two seasons, is now missing from the archives.
The Soviet Union’s Soyuz T-7 mission lifts off from Baikonur Cosmodrome for a week-long stay in space, including a visit to space station Salyut 7. The three-person Soyuz crew includes the first woman in space since 1963. Cosmonauts Leonid Popov, Aleksandr Serebrov and Svetlana Savitskaya deliver supplies to Salyut 7 and perform experiments while docked to the station; on August 27th, they depart from the station aboard the Soyuz T-5 vehicle, leaving the newer T-7 capsule for the station crew’s use.
Sci-Fi channel airs the 19th episode of Ronald D. Moore’s re-imagining of Battlestar Galactica. Richard Hatch guest stars.
American pay cable channel Starz premieres the 38th episode of Russell T. Davies’ science fiction series Torchwood, with a season subtitle of Miracle Day. Nana Visitor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) guest stars.