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Independent production companies are now responsible for 25 per cent of British TV output, but their names are largely unrecognised by the viewing public. This awards ceremony should set the record straight.
"Independent companies have to be sharp and inventive, says presenter Robert Kilroy-Silk , himself an independent producer. "If you can't come up with good ideas at competitive price, you go to the wall.
Anneka Rice is the co-host, and amongthe presentations is a special Radio Times readers award, decided byaphonevote.
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David clashes with a well respected older doctor. Stereo
With Toby Anstis. Stereo. Animation.
Animation based on the novels by Colin Dann
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Second in the sci-fi serial.
Debbie and Rick's plans come unstuck.
With Martyn Lewis and Moira Stuart. Weather Suzanne Charlton
Guests include veteran British actor Leslie Phillips, currently co-starring in Honey for Tea on Sundays at 7.00pm.
This week: can honey help prevent ulcers? Plus the truth about the gigantopithecus - a giant ape that stood ten feet tall. Producer Philip Dolling : Editor Dana Purvis
Frances Ruffelle reprises the eight songs previewed over the last rortnignt, one of which will be chosen tonight to represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest on 30 April.
Terry Wogan introduces the show, recorded in front of a studio audience, and then invites viewers to take part in a telephone vote. Results will be announced in a special programme at 10.20pm.
After makinga name in stage musicals like Starlight Express and Les Misérables,
Frances Ruffelle has been concentrating on a recording career; her single Love Parade was issued in February. "Although I'm known for theatre work, says Ruffelle, I've really got a pop voice.
You have to be a performer to put a song across, especially at Eurovision where there are so many gimmicks but all I'm really interested in is the quality ofthe songs."
The titles and telephone voting numbersare:
1. Waiting in the Wings (0[number removed])
2. Slowboat (0[number removed]) 3. 1 Know These Things (0[number removed])
4. Sink or Swim (0[number removed]) 5. Wrong Guy (0[number removed])
6. One More Night(0[number removed]) 7.HisLove(0[number removed]) 8. Lonely Symphony (0[number removed])
The maximum cost of a call from anywhere in the UK is lOp. Director/Producer Kevin Bishop
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Presented by comedian Greg Proops , this new series about memory and how to improve it begins with a programme called Changing Faces, in which two security guards try to track down a mysterious intruder. It's a tricky business remembering a face. Proops offers some memory-jogging tips.
Producer Nick Mirsky BBC BOOK: Unforgettable Memory Book, pnce £5.99, available from booksellers.
With Michael Buerk.
Regional News; Weekend Weather Suzanne Charlton
The birth of a child can rock the most stable of marriages. So it's not surprising that the arrival of Alice has complicated Frank and Tessa's already troubled relationship. In Cards on the Table, the last ever episode of the romantic drama series,
Frank is filing for divorce, their counselling sessions are more like dog-fights, and they can't even go to the same party without causing a scene. But there is one small person who mightjust bring them together again.
Episode written by Catherine Johnson Producer Irving Teitelbaum
Director Laurence Gordon Clark
An Alomo production for BBCtv
Terry Wogan and Frances Ruffelle return to find out which song has been selected by viewers as the British entry.
Thriller directed by Michael Crichton , the author of Jurassic Park.
Starring Michael Douglas Genevieve Bujold Richard Widmark
A woman suffers brain damage after a routine operation, arousing the suspicions of her close friend, Dr Susan Wheeler. After an unauthorised search of hospital records, Wheeler uncovers an alarmingly high number of terminal comas and evidence of an international conspiracy. And soon she finds that her own life is under threat.
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Captured on the final leg of his 1991 "Laughter and Lust" Tour in Sydney, Australia, singer-songwriter Joe Jackson and his band perform an electrifying set at the State Theatre, including hits such as Steppin' Out, Look Sharp, I'm the Man and Slow Song.