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Cosmic legend has it that when the primordial gods of antiquity perished in some bygone cataclysm, the universe gave birth to a new breed of gods who reigned from two eternally warring worlds, the heavenly New Genesis and the hellish Apokolips. Now a vast conspiracy of evil is determined to eradicate the New Gods and steal their souls to obtain universal power that can destroy all of reality.

Jimmy Olsen, Superman's pal and the redheaded photographer for the Daily Planet, exhibits powers of his own and, with them, has the opportunity to become a hero. Meanwhile, Mary Marvel awakens from a coma to discover that she's been abandoned by her family and friends-and her magical ability to wield the thunderbolt.

Donna Troy, Jason Todd and Holly Robinson, once super heroes, were forced to retire and rejoin the ranks of humanity. Until the Earth calls upon Wonder Girl, Robin and Catwoman once more to prevent a crisis beyond all imagination.

At the end of an age where time, space and reality may bow before sinister forces, the fate of the Earth lies in the hands of five unlikely super heroes who have one destiny to fulfill: save the world at all costs...

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19970702]

First of ten views of life in this century. An Early-Moming Swim. Rudolf Strauss was born in Augsburg, Germany, in 1913. When Hitler rose to power, he departed for Britain, where he has lived ever since. Winter and summer, he begins the day with a swim in the ponds of London's Hampstead Heath. Producer Piers Plowright

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970702]

Unknown: Rudolf Strauss

Producer: Piers Plowright

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970709]

Ten views of life in this century. 2: Kitchen Gods. Iva Chin Shue divides her time between three countries, her wonderful cooking and a career as a hypnotherapist.

Producers Sara Lloyd and Piers Plowright

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970709]

Unknown: Iva Chin Shue

Producers: Sara Lloyd

Producers: Piers Plowright

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970716]

Ten views of life in this century. 3: Just! Richard Leonard is an Australian Jesuit priest. During the week he studies at the London International

Film School, at the weekend he preaches in a north London church. Producer Piers Plowright

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970716]

Unknown: Richard Leonard

Producer: Piers Plowright

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970723]

Ten views of life in this century.

4: The Ideal Age. Clarice Scruton was six when Queen Victoria died. Not clever enough to have been a suffragette, she says, but always a rebel. At home in Hull she takes on establishments past and present. Producers Sara Lloyd and Piers Plowright

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970723]

Unknown: Clarice Scruton

Producers: Sara Lloyd

Producers: Piers Plowright

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970730]

Ten views of life in this century.

5: The Colours of the Street. Artist

Oliver Bevan has always painted cities, and finds them a useful metaphor for the 20th century. Producers Piers Plowright

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970730]

Artist: Oliver Bevan

Producers: Piers Plowright

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970806]

Ten views of life in this century.

6: Away from Home. Adhaf Soueif was born in Cairo in 1950 and spent her childhood moving between Britain and Egypt. Now living with her family in London, she reflects on the changes, particularly for women, she has seen in half a century.

Producer Piers Plowright

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970806]

Unknown: Adhaf Soueif

Producer: Piers Plowright

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970813]

Ten views of life in this century.

6: A Quiet Country Smoke. His pipes and his garden are all Robert Brophy wants. They are the best antidote to a hundred years of Irish history.

Producers Sara Lloyd and Piers Plowright

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970813]

Unknown: Robert Brophy

Producers: Sara Lloyd

Producers: Piers Plowright

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970820]

Ten views of life in this century.

8: Going to the Dogs. Peter Okay, born in London in 1972 to Nigerian parents, places a couple of bets on the end of the century. Producer Piers Plowright

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970820]

Producer: Piers Plowright

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970827]

Ten views of life in this century.

9: In the Tree House. Ten-year-old

Cian and his best friends leave their playground for a little reflection on life, love, power and promise.

Producers Piers Plowright and Pam Wardell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970827]

Producers: Piers Plowright

Producers: Pam Wardell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970903]

The last programme in a series of views of 20th-century life.

10: The Swing of Our Hips. DJ Debra Richards reflects on women, dance and the music of the spheres. Producer Piers Plowright

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970903]

Unknown: Debra Richards

Producer: Piers Plowright

A0119970702
A02Kitchen Gods19970709

Ten views of life in this century.

2: `Kitchen Gods'.

Iva Chin Shue was born in Jamaica in 1941.

Her first husband was Chinese and her second American.

She came to ENGLAND in 1963.

She now divides her time between three countries, her wonderful cooking and a career as a hypnotherapist.

A03Just!19970716

Ten views of life in this century.

3: `Just!' Richard Leonard is an Australian Jesuit priest in his thirties.

In the week he studies at the LONDON International Film School, at the weekend he preaches in a North LONDON church.

He is celibate in an age of sexual hype, and idealistic at the cynical end of what some, but not he, would call a burnt-out century.

A04The Ideal Age19970723

Ten views of life in this century.

4: `The Ideal Age'.

Clarice Scruton was six when Queen Victoria died.

Not clever enough to have been a suffragette, she says, but always a rebel.

At home in Hull she bakes scones for her `young' friend FRANCEs and takes on establishments past and present.

A05The Colours Of The Street19970730

Ten views of life in this century.

5: `The Colours of the Street'.

Artist Oliver Bevan has always painted cities.

In their crowds, spaces, traffic and light, he finds a useful metaphor for the 20th century.

A06A Quiet Country Smoke19970813

Ten views of life in this century.

6: `A Quiet Country Smoke'.

His pipes and his garden are all Robert Brophy wants.

He feels they are the best antidote to a stony century of Irish history, whose beginning he saw as a boy in Kilkenny.

A06Away From Home19970806

Ten views of life in this century.

6: `Away from Home'.

Adhaf Soueif was born in Cairo in 1950 and spent her childhood moving between Britain and Egypt.

Now living in LONDON, married to a British husband and with two children at an ENGLISH school, she reflects on the changes, particularly for women, she has seen in half a century.

A07A Quiet Country Smoke19970813
A08Going To The Dogs19970820

Ten views of life in this century.

8: `Going to the Dogs'.

Peter Okay, born in LONDON in 1972 to Nigerian parents, shares a pint with friends and places a couple of bets on the end of the century.

A09In The Tree House19970827

Ten views of life in this century.

9: `In the Tree House'.

10-year-old Cian and his best friends leave their playground for a little reflection on life, love, power and promise.

A10 LASTThe Swing Of Our Hips19970903

The last programme in a series of views of 20th-century life.

10: `The Swing of Our Hips'.

DJ Debra Richards reflects on women, dance and the music of the spheres.

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Cosmic legend has it that when the primordial gods of antiquity perished in some bygone cataclysm, the universe gave birth to a new breed of gods who reigned from two eternally warring worlds, the heavenly New Genesis and the hellish Apokolips. Now a vast conspiracy of evil is determined to eradicate the New Gods and steal their souls to obtain universal power that can destroy all of reality.

Jimmy Olsen, Superman's pal and the redheaded photographer for the Daily Planet, exhibits powers of his own and, with them, has the opportunity to become a hero. Meanwhile, Mary Marvel awakens from a coma to discover that she's been abandoned by her family and friends-and her magical ability to wield the thunderbolt.

Donna Troy, Jason Todd and Holly Robinson, once super heroes, were forced to retire and rejoin the ranks of humanity. Until the Earth calls upon Wonder Girl, Robin and Catwoman once more to prevent a crisis beyond all imagination.

At the end of an age where time, space and reality may bow before sinister forces, the fate of the Earth lies in the hands of five unlikely super heroes who have one destiny to fulfill: save the world at all costs...