Ref NoWEA/PP/V/9
AltRefNo0561765
CollectionBernard Weatherill Papers
TitleVideo of a broadcast of 'Songs of Praise' BBC1
Date25 February 1990
Extent1 videocassette (VHS, 180 min.)
DescriptionHome recording of the broadcast of the 'Songs of Praise' on BBC1 on Sunday 25 February 1990, from St Margaret's, Wesminster which was attended by staff and Members of the House of Commons. The programme is introduced by John Cole, the political commentator and includes his interviews with various MP's and Commons staff, with film of the congregation singing hymns chosen by those interviewed. Those interviewed include Speaker Weatherill speaking on the importance of religion in his job; Paul Boateng on his work as a Methodist lay preacher; Virginia Bottomley on the role of women in politics; Micheal Martin on the christian life of Westminster; Chris Patton on pollution control and the environment; Donald Grey, the Speaker's Chaplain on his duties; The beginning and end of the tape contain other items including new bulletins, the weather forecast, advertisements and episode 8 of 'Wish Me Luck', a wartime drama by Micheal Barker set in France at the time of the allied invasion.
NotesPrevious reference number: WEA/PP/V9/0561765

SubjectTelevision
Mass media
Church services
Religions
Environment
Related PersonCole, John, (1927-2013), political journalist and broadcaster
Boateng, Paul, Baron Boateng, (1951-), Labour MP for Brent South (1987-2005)
Bottomley, Virginia, Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone, (1948-), Conservative MP for Surrey South West (1984-2005)
Martin, Michael, Baron Martin of Springburn, (1945-), Labour MP for Glasgow Springburn (1979-2005)
Patten, Christopher, Baron Patten of Barnes, (1944-), Conservative MP for Bath (1979-1992)
Grey, Donald, Reverend, (fl 1987), Canon of Westminster Abbey and Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons
Barker, Michael, (fl 1990), writer
Related OrganisationHouse of Commons
Related PlaceWestminster, City of Westminster, London
Associated OrganisationBBC
CategoryMoving image recordings
Access conditionsThis material is available for consultation at the University of Kent's Special Collections & Archives reading room, Templeman Library, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NU. On site access at the University of Kent only. Access to audio-visual recordings is through digital listening/viewing copies. The University of Kent acknowledges the intellectual property rights of those named as contributors in this recording and the rights of those not identified
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