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GIVE A PET A HOME (CENTRAL, 7pm)

BRITAIN'S reputation as a nation of animal lovers will be put to the test over the Bank Holiday when ITV offers viewers the chance to give homes to some of the thousands of animals who are deserted, abandoned or simply lost each year.

Carol Vorderman and Matthew Kelly host the three-programme specials which begin tonight and continue over Sunday and Monday.

Matthew himself has first hand experience of the importance of re-housing homeless animals.

''I gave a home to an Old English sheepdog some time ago. The owner was moving abroad and needed to find her a home. She changed my life.

''She was called Cassie and I adored her. I personally think dogs should go in twos so my wife went to get another rescue dog. Sadly they have both died now and I miss them terribly, but I am away too much to have another.

''I won't be able to personally give a pet a home this time, but hopefully I can do my bit this weekend.''

THE TRIAL OF MARGARET THATCHER (CHANNEL 4, 7.55pm)

CHANNEL 4 puts Margaret Thatcher on trial to determine just how successful she was as Prime Minister of Britain.

News presenter Jon Snow presides over the proceedings and locked in heated court battle are Gerald Kaufman for the prosecution and John Redwood for the defence.

A studio audience will decide Mrs Thatcher's fate and among those stepping into the witness box are Eddie Shah, the first newspaper magnate to break the print unions, and comedy writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Grann.
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Title Annotation:Features
Author:McMullen, Marion
Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:May 1, 1999
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