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Behind the Bleep (1987)

Whenever the Russians sent a satellite - a sputnik - into space during the early days of the space race a certain grammar school in the middle of England - Kettering Grammar School - picked... See full summary »

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Geoffrey E Perry
Graham Padden
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Whenever the Russians sent a satellite - a sputnik - into space during the early days of the space race a certain grammar school in the middle of England - Kettering Grammar School - picked up the signal. The teacher taking the science class in 1960 was Geoffrey E Perry later on to be awarded the MBE. This is the story of how that teacher at that particular school picked up the 'bleeps' from Sputnik 4 in May 1960. Written by bobbydelderfield@hotmail.com

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23 March 1987 (UK)  »

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Sputniks, Bleeps and Mister Perry..  »

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This movie was filmed in Kettering in October 1986 and as it was set in 1960, vehicles from the time were needed and parked in the street outside the grammar school. A keen-eyed Kettering cop noticed that the road tax on the vehicles was out of date and started to issue tickets. See more »

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