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Wednesday 05 April, 2000

Flextech PLC

Telewest Offer Level of Acceptances & Extension

Flextech PLC
5 April 2000


Not  for  release,  publication or distribution in or into Canada,  Japan  or
Australia
                                      
                         Telewest Communications plc
                                      
              Recommended Offer (the 'Offer') for Flextech plc
                 Level of acceptances and extension of Offer
                                      
Telewest announces that:

1.   By 3.00 p.m. on 4 April 2000, being the first closing date of the Offer,
     valid  acceptances had been received in respect of 105,505,191  Flextech
     shares,  representing 66.7 per cent. of Flextech's issued share capital.
     Included  in the level of acceptances are acceptances received  pursuant
     to  an undertaking to accept the Offer from Liberty Media in respect  of
     41,690,950 Flextech shares, representing approximately 26.4 per cent. of
     Flextech's issued share capital.

2.   As set out in the Offer Document, Telewest has agreed not to declare the
     Offer unconditional as to acceptances unless valid acceptances have been
     received  in respect of not less than 80 per cent. in nominal  value  of
     the Flextech shares to which the Offer relates without the prior written
     consent of Liberty Media and Flextech.

3.   The  Initial Offer Period (during which Flextech shareholders will  have
     the  right to withdraw their acceptances of the Offer in accordance with
     paragraph  3 of Part B of Appendix I to the Offer Document) is  extended
     and  will  expire  at 3.00 p.m. (London time) on 18 April  2000,  unless
     further extended.

4.   Save  as disclosed herein, neither Telewest nor any person deemed to  be
     acting  in  concert with Telewest has acquired or agreed to  acquire  any
     Flextech  shares during the Offer Period (which commenced on 6  December
     1999).  Immediately prior to the commencement of the Offer Period,  save
     for  Liberty  Media and MediaOne (who hold 36.6 per cent.  and  6.7  per
     cent. of Flextech's issued share capital respectively), neither Telewest
     nor  any  person deemed to be acting in concert with Telewest  held  any
     Flextech shares (or rights over such shares).

5.   Terms  used in this announcement have the same meaning as terms  defined
     in the Offer Document, unless the context requires otherwise.

5 April 2000

Press enquiries

Telewest
Charles Burdick                                 01483 750 900

Schroders
James Steel                                     0171 658 6000

Schroders,  which  is  regulated  in the UK by  the  Securities  and  Futures
Authority Limited, is acting for Telewest and no one else in connection  with
the  Offer  and  will not be responsible to anyone other  than  Telewest  for
providing  the protections afforded to customers of Schroders nor for  giving
advice in relation to the Offer.

A  prospectus  relating to the new Telewest shares offered in the  Offer  has
been  filed  by  Telewest as part of a registration  statement  with  the  US
Securities  and Exchange Commission.  Flextech shareholders are  advised  to
read the prospectus regarding the business combination transaction referenced
above  because it contains important information.  Flextech shareholders  may
obtain a free copy of the prospectus and other documents filed by Telewest by
directing  such  requests to Telewest Communications  plc,  Genesis  Business
Park,  Albert  Drive,  Woking, Surrey, GU21 5RW, United Kingdom.   Attention:
Company Secretary.  Telephone +44 1483 750 900.


                                                                                                                                                                                

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