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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)
16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.
16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)
16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.
16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)
16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.
16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.
16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn
Tomorrow Never Dies Car Chase
The Bond car chase was partly filmed here at Brent Cross.
Location: Brent Cross Car Park, Brent Cross
Description: This car park was the setting for the car-chase sequence in the Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies.
One of Brent Cross Shopping Centre's multi-storey car parks was to stand in for the car park in Hamburg where Bond was to use his gadget-laden, remote-controlled BMW to evade a gang of Carver's assassins.
As the car park (levels 4 and 5 of the North car park) was rocked by a series of explosions, one concerned member of the public - not realising what was going on - called for the police and fire brigade!