Mikhail Gorbachev becomes the new Soviet leader; a crowd crush results in tragedy at Heysel Stadium; the world tunes in to Live Aid; Madonna marries Sean Penn; there are riots in Handsworth, Brixton and Tottenham; a state of emergency is declared in South Africa; Ronald Reagan and Gorbachev meet.
The music comes from King, the Cure, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger and David Bowie, Dire Straits, Simply Red and Wham!
New current-affairs series.
When the new financial year starts next week, the country's 25 million income-tax payers face alarming increases in direct taxation, equivalent to an extra seven pence in the pound. So what can be done to lessen the impact of the taxman's changes? Lynda
Bryans discovers how people can cash in on tax advantages and "lost" savings and investments.
And, as Britain braces itself for its annual orgy of Easter egg eating, the programme speaks to people who cannot resist chocolate, the country's favourite edible treat.
Series producer Steve Anderson
Editor Peter Horrocks
A new comedy series starring Jasper Carrott Robert Powell
Sparring Partners. Briggs and Louis duck and dive through the world of professional boxing on the trail of a dope-dealing trainer.
Written by Steve Knight and Mike Whitehill Director/ProducerEd Bye
A Celador production for BBCtv
Carla Lane 's comedy series starring Michael Angelis Sue Johnston
Darwin and his fellow animal-rights activists decide to lobby a government minister.
Director/Producer Mike Stephens
New methods designed to help accident victims make quick and full recoveries from their injuries are being pioneered in Stoke-on-Trent. The Staffordshire Royal
Infirmary is conducting a unique experiment by running a trauma unit in the casualty department.
This means that when an injured patient is admitted, at whatever time of day or night, a specialist consultant is on hand to assess the damage and immediately decide on a course of action. This expertise, when combined with facilities one would normally expect to find in other hospital departments, has proved effective in saving lives and shortening in-patient time.
QED returns with an extended edition following the work of the trauma unit. Says
Tony Redmond , one of the trauma team leaders: "We're saving more lives and the quality of the ones we save is improved." Producer Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones Series editor Susan Spindler
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Introduced by Desmond Lynam.
Including highlights from a match in the FA Premiership plus goals and analysis from the rest of the midweek games in the top flight. Also, news of matches played in the European competitions. With Alan Hansen.
A report on England's fortunes in the Third Test in Trinidad.
Producer Vivien Kent
Editor Brian Barwick
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Judas's Tale. The man whose name is synonymous with treachery: was he a bad guy or misunderstood underdog?
Judas (Craig Charles ) puts the record straight once and for all. (Pilate's Tale is shown tomorrow 10.30pm onBBCl)
Black comedy starring Walter Matthau
Having exhausted his inherited fortune, middle-aged playboy Henry Graham contemplates suicide until his resourceful valet suggests an alternative - marriage to a wealthy woman.
Director Elaine May (1971)
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