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London News Talk

London News Talk
News report; Interview; Speech; News bulletin; Advertisement; Jingle; Trailer
TX Date
5 Apr 1995
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London News Talk, presented by Simon Bates. Begins (after traffic and weather reports) with a summary of the day’s news followed by an interview with Mike Appleton, editor of the worldwide television transmission of Live Aid in 1985. He says there will be a TV programme to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the concert. The interview cuts out midway through and the recording switches to reverse playback. Health Secretary, Virginia Bottomley has announced the closure of St Barts Hospital in London. Simon Bates interviews Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., who has just written a book entitled Hell Of A War. Matthew Schofield reads the traffic update before Bates interviews journalist John Cole about his political memoirs. He also interviews Jenny Baker, author of French cookbook, Cuisine Grandmere. Female weather presenter not identified (addressed by Bates as Louise - poss. Louise Lear?).
Olivia MacLeod; Simon Bates; John Cole; Matthew Schofield; Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.; Mike Appleton; Jenny Baker; Louise Lear?
Actors; Health services; NHS; Charity; Prime ministers; Royal family; Royalty; Cuisine; Prince Charles; Henry Kissinger; Journalists; John Major; Jonathan Aitken; Virginia Bottomley; Robbie Vincent; Live Aid; Prince of Wales; Anniversaries; Bob Dylan; Concert performances; Douglas Hurd; Madonna (pop singer); Tony Dixon; Chris Freddie; Geoffrey Taylor

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