Following the sudden death of Labour leader John Smith , three candidates to succeed him emerged: Margaret Beckett , Smith's deputy and now acting
Leader of the Opposition, Tony Blair and John Prescott.
Under the new rules of "one member, one vote", four-million people were eligible to have a say in the election of a new leader and deputy leader of the Labour Pa rty.
John Tusa presents live coverage of the announcement of the result.
David uses his powers of persuasion to secure a backer for Deals on Wheels. Carol has a turnaround in fortune. And
Richard's past comes back to haunt him.
This week's episodes written by Joanne Maguire Series producer Barbara Emile Director Sue Butterworth
(Omnibus edition is next Sunday)
Compelling human stories from the world of science, technology and medicine. A Song for Annie
Three years ago, Annie Reid was told she had cancer. She decided to fight the disease as long as possible and leave her young family a legacy including poems, songs, and a book for the children. In this moving film portrait, Annie faces her greatest challenge so far - a huge operation which could save her life. QED cameras follow her as she waits to hear the results of vital tests and prepares for what may lie ahead. Producer Sue Bourne Series producer Tim Haines
A Touch productions for BBCtv
The final part of the drama series set on an oil rig.
Dawn breaks and the stunned survivors wait on Osprey for news of their missing mates.
Someone is responsible for the accident and the fingers point at the driller. Why isn't Chris there to defend himself?
Written by Kieran Prendiville
Producers Charles Elton and Moira Williams Director Sandy Johnson
A First Choice production for BBCtv
Twenty-five years ago this week, a car belonging to Senator
Edward Kennedy was found upturned in water by a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island. Inside was the body of Mary Jo Kopechne. Kennedy's behaviour after the crash was evasive and secretive and many theories have been put forward about his involvement with her death. It is still unclear what really happened but the consensus is that there was a cover-up. Certainly it was the end of Edward Kennedy 's presidential ambitions.
John Edginton 's film reopens the investigation into America's most famous traffic fatality. For the first time Rosemary Keough Redmond (one of the so called "Boiler Room girls" who worked on the campaign trail for Edward Kennedy 's brother, Bobby) and Dun Gifford (Edward Kennedy 's aide) talk about the events surrounding Kopechne's death. Crash experts brought in to examine the scene of the accident agree that Kennedy's account of the accident Is preposterous and suggest a different version of events.
Ultimately, however, it is the viewer who must decide whether
Kennedy was telling the truth or whether his story was merely an exercise in damage limitation. Executive producer Steve Hewlett An Otmoor production for BBCtv
FILM Biographical drama I starring
Sissy Spacek, Jeff Daniels Single parent Marie is used to taking on the establishment but she is about to face her biggest fight when she discovers corruption within the Tennessee parole board.
Director Roger Donaldson (1985)
FILM REVIEWS pages 45-50
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