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The Killer Years Satur­day, 9.40pm, BBC Knowl­edge (612)

For some odd rea­son this is the sec­ond episode in this se­ries while the first episode screens tomorrow night. Not that it seems to mat­ter. Tonight’s show tells the story of the ex­treme per­for­mance cars (called Group B) that proved hugely pop­u­lar in the 1980s un­til sev­eral hor­rific ac­ci­dents called a halt to the may­hem. Un­til then, it was an ex­cit­ing, dare­devil sport that led com­pa­nies such as Lan­cia, Peu­geot, Audi and later Ford to pro­duce ever more pow­er­ful cars in he race to be world cham­pion. Sun­day night’s episode goes back to the 60s and 70s, when so many Grand Prix driv­ers died in ac­ci­dents that driv­ers started a cam­paign to put safety first.

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