Thames takes over Russia’s Channel 2 on 10 April 1989

From tonight until Friday 14 April, USSR’s Channel 2 TV station will transmit Thames Television programmes to over 200 million people.

In association with GOSTEL-RADIO, a two hour selection of programmes, including The Bill, The English Garden and Minder will be dubbed into Russian and broadcast at peak time to the Russian people.

In addition, up to six minutes of UK TV ads, also dubbed into Russian, will be shown in each hour.

East meets West, courtesy of Thames Television, for the next five days.

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