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  Weekender 2006 / 7  


- Calling time on calling time


- Children in Need


- Remembrance Day


- Guy Fawkes

Pudsey Bear - Children in Need

This month find out about:

Calling time on calling time
A new law came into force on November 24th which allows pubs to stay open for much longer than had previously been permitted. In this programme Callum looks at Britain's drinking culture and focusses on one of the many expressions in English that is related to the topic of drinking - 'to call time on something'.

Children in Need
Friday 18th November is a special day for the BBC. It's Children in Need day. The day when celebrities give their time and talent for free and people from all over the country take part in strange events to raise money for charity.

Remembrance Day
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, the guns of Europe fell silent. After four years of terrible fighting, The First World War ended. This moment is still commemorated by millions of people in Britain every year. In this edition of Weekender, find out more about Remembrance Day.

Guy Fawkes
This week, Yvonne Archer takes a nostalgic look at London's famous beloved red Routemaster bus. After 50 long years of service, the time has come for it to retire and all but disappear from London's streets. We find out why and take time out to celebrate our love for the big red London bus.

The Tube
This November 5th is Guy Fawkes' Night and it will be celebrated by people across the UK. It's the 400th anniversary of Guy Fawke's failed attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament, King James I and the entire English government. Luckily, the plot failed but why do we continue to celebrate such a violent event 400 years after the actual attempt?
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