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TV CHANNEL CELEBRATES WOMEN'S ACHIEVEMENTS

By Rosamond Hutt, Community Newswire

TV Women, 08 Mar 2006 - 08:35

A digital television channel dedicated to supporting the country's charities and community groups was today marking International Women's Day with a series of programmes celebrating the achievements of the fairer sex.

The Community Channel's programming includes the UK premiere of seven short cartoons narrated by Hollywood film stars Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, Julianne Moore, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kate Hudson, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Lopez which were due to be shown throughout the day.

The series, entitled "Face the Issue", deals with emotional and physical health issues common amongst many young women.

Another highlight is "Women In Black", a moving documentary following women who keep vigils for peace on the streets of cities around the world, from Japan to Israel and Argentina to Turkey.

The talents of emerging female film-makers shortlisted for awards at the Birds Eye View Film Festival were also due to be shown today.

The Community Channel is broadcast 24 hours a day, every day on Sky 585, Telewest 233 and NTL 14 and 511. It also available on Freeview 87 between 6am and 9am.

It is freely available to around 36 million people in 13 million homes across the country and more than one million people watch regularly.

For more information about the Community Channel and the BBC Action Network visit www.communitychannel.org and www.bbc.co.uk/actionnetwork

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