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Friday 24 December, 1999

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
23 December 1999



                  DEALINGS BY SUBSTANTIAL SHAREHOLDERS


1)   NAME OF COMPANY

TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES PLC

2)   NAME OF SHAREHOLDER HAVING A MAJOR INTEREST

FMR CORP; AND FIDELITY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

3)   Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of 
     holding of the Shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a 
     non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder if it is a
     holding of that person's spouse or children under the age of 18

NON-BENEFICIAL

4)   Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the 
     number of shares held by each of them.

SEE BELOW

5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.



6)   ( N/A %) of issued Class

7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed



8)   ( N/A %) of issued Class


9)   Class of security

ORDINARY 5 PENCE

10)  Date of transaction



11)  Date company informed

20 DECEMBER 1999



12)  Total holding following this notification

26,940,687
               
              
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

6.97%


14)  Any additional information

SEE BELOW


15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

JUDITH GEORGE  0208 967 4108


16)  Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for 
     making this notification

     Date of Notification ... 23 DECEMBER 1999 ......



LETTER TO: TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES PLC


Enclosed are amended notifications of disclosable interests under the U.K
Companies Act 1985.  Please note that while this information details the
disclosable interests of more than one entity, the enclosed disclosure
constitutes separate notifications of interest which have been combined solely
for purposes of clarity and efficiency.  It is not intended to indicate that any
of these entities act as a group or in concert with respect to these interests.

These disclosures are made in the interest of conformity with the Companies Act.
 The interest detailed herein were acquired solely for investment purposes.  For
disclosure purposes, holdings should be represented as FMR Corp. and its direct
and indirect subsidiaries, and Fidelity International Limited (FIL) and its
direct and indirect subsidiaries, both being non-beneficial holders.


LETTER FROM: FIDELITY INVESTMENTS



NOTIFICATIONS UNDER SECTIONS 198 TO 202 -- UK COMPANIES ACT

1. Company in which shares are held: TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES PLC

2. Notifiable Interest:  ORDINARY SHARES

     A     FMR Corp
           82 Devonshire Street
           Boston, MA 02109

           Parent holding company of Fidelity Management & Research Company 
           (FMRCO), Fidelity Management Trust Company (FMTC), a US state
           chartered bank which acts as a trustee or investment manager of
           various pension and trust accounts, and investment manager for       
          US mutual funds.(See Schedule A for listing of Registered             
         Shareholders and their holdings.)

     B     Fidelity International Limited (FIL)
           P.O. BOX HM 670
           Hamilton HMCX, Bermuda

           Parent holding company for various direct and indirect subsidiaries,
           including Fidelity Investment Services Ltd (FISL), and Fidelity      
          Pension Management (FPM), investment managers for various non-US      
         investment companies and institutional clients. (See Schedule A for    
        listing of Registered Shareholders and their holdings).

3.     The notifiable interests also comprise the notifiable interest of

           Mr Edward C Johnson 3d
           82 Devonshire Street
           Boston, MA 02109

           A principal shareholder of FMR Corp. and Fidelity International      
          Limited.

4.     The notifiable interests include interest held on behalf of authorized
       unit trust schemes in the U.K. notwithstanding the exemption from 
       reporting pursuant to Section 209 (1) (e) of the Companies Act 1985.

5.     These notifications of disclosable interests constitute separate
       notifications of interest in the shares and are combined solely for 
       the purposes of clarity. Nothing herein should be taken to indicate 
       that FMR Corp. and its direct and indirect subsidiaries, 
       Fidelity International Limited and its direct and indirect subsidiaries
       or Mr Edward C Johnson 3d act as a group or in concert in respect of 
       the disclosed interests, or that they are required to submit these 
       notifications on a joint basis.

6.     The disclosable interests arise under section 208(4) (b) of the Act,
       namely where a person, not being the registered holder, is entitled
       to exercise a right conferred by the holding of the shares or to 
       control the exercise of such rights, or under section 203 of the Act
       respectively.

SCHEDULE A

SECURITY: TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES PLC                         Amendment No 5


                      SHARES HELD   MANAGEMENT   NOMINEE/REGISTERED
                                     COMPANY     NAME

(ORDINARY SHAERS)         
                           3,800    FMRCO        Lloyds Bank Nominees Limited 
                         674,400    FMRCO        Chase Nominees Limited
                         166,900    FMTC         State Street Nominees Ltd
                       6,620,871    FISL         Clydesdale Bank (Head Office)
                                                   Nominees Limited
                          88,800    FPM          Gracechurch Nominees
                         724,700    FPM          RBS Trust Bank
                         802,100    FPM          Bankers Trust
                         451,210    FPM          Citibank
                       2,462,500    FPM          Nortrust Nominees Ltd
                          61,000    FPM          MSS Nominees Ltd
                         790,900    FPM          State Street Nominees Ltd
                       1,117,800    FPM          Chase Nominees Ltd
                         780,700    FPM          HSBC Client Holdings Nominees
                                                 (UK) Limited
                         214,700    FPM          BT Globenet Nominees Ltd
                       1,136,286    FIL          Bankers Trust
                       6,686,945    FIL          RBS Trust Bank
                          99,390    FIL          Citibank
                         458,500    FIL          Mellon Bank 
                         103,000    FIL          Lloyds Bank
                         112,000    FIL          KAS Associate
                         130,200    FIL          RBS-EDINBURG
                         115,085    FIL          Clydesdale Bank (Head Office)
                                                   Nominees Limited
                         320,900    FIL          MSS Nominees Ltd
                       2,019,400    FIL          Nortrust Nominees Ltd
                         798,600    FIL          State Street Nominees Ltd

Total Ordinary Shares 26,940,687

Current ownership
percentage:                6.99%

Shares in issue:     385,263,683

Change in holdings
since last filing:      (142,500) ordinary shares  
         
                                                



                  DEALINGS BY SUBSTANTIAL SHAREHOLDERS


1)   NAME OF COMPANY

TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES PLC



2)   NAME OF SHAREHOLDER HAVING A MAJOR INTEREST

FMR CORP; AND FIDELITY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED


3)   Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of 
     holding of the Shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a 
     non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder if it is a
     holding of that person's spouse or children under the age of 18

NON-BENEFICIAL


4)   Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the 
     number of shares held by each of them.


SEE BELOW


5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.

NOT GIVEN


6)   ( N/A %) of issued Class

7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed



8)   ( N/A %) of issued Class


9)   Class of security

ORDINARY 5 PENCE


10)  Date of transaction

14 DECEMBER 1999


11)  Date company informed

14 DECEMBER 1999



12)  Total holding following this notification

27,083,187
               
              
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

7.01%


14)  Any additional information

SEE BELOW


15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

JUDITH GEORGE  0208 967 4108


16)  Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for 
     making this notification

     Date of Notification ... 23 DECEMBER 1999 ......



LETTER TO: TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES PLC


Enclosed are amended notifications of disclosable interests under the U.K
Companies Act 1985.  Please note that while this information details the
disclosable interests of more than one entity, the enclosed disclosure
constitutes separate notifications of interest which have been combined solely
for purposes of clarity and efficiency.  It is not intended to indicate that any
of these entities act as a group or in concert with respect to these interests.

These disclosures are made in the interest of conformity with the Companies Act.
 The interest detailed herein were acquired solely for investment purposes.  For
disclosure purposes, holdings should be represented as FMR Corp. and its direct
and indirect subsidiaries, and Fidelity International Limited (FIL) and its
direct and indirect subsidiaries, both being non-beneficial holders.


LETTER FROM: FIDELITY INVESTMENTS



NOTIFICATIONS UNDER SECTIONS 198 TO 202 -- UK COMPANIES ACT

1. Company in which shares are held: TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES PLC

2. Notifiable Interest:  ORDINARY SHARES

     A     FMR Corp
           82 Devonshire Street
           Boston, MA 02109

           Parent holding company of Fidelity Management & Research Company 
           (FMRCO), Fidelity Management Trust Company (FMTC), a US state
           chartered bank which acts as a trustee or investment manager of
           various pension and trust accounts, and investment manager for       
          US mutual funds.(See Schedule A for listing of Registered             
         Shareholders and their holdings.)

     B     Fidelity International Limited (FIL)
           P.O. BOX HM 670
           Hamilton HMCX, Bermuda

           Parent holding company for various direct and indirect subsidiaries,
           including Fidelity Investment Services Ltd (FISL), and Fidelity      
          Pension Management (FPM), investment managers for various non-US      
         investment companies and institutional clients. (See Schedule A for    
        listing of Registered Shareholders and their holdings).

3.     The notifiable interests also comprise the notifiable interest of

           Mr Edward C Johnson 3d
           82 Devonshire Street
           Boston, MA 02109

           A principal shareholder of FMR Corp. and Fidelity International      
          Limited.

4.     The notifiable interests include interest held on behalf of authorized
       unit trust schemes in the U.K. notwithstanding the exemption from 
       reporting pursuant to Section 209 (1) (e) of the Companies Act 1985.

5.     These notifications of disclosable interests constitute separate
       notifications of interest in the shares and are combined solely for 
       the purposes of clarity. Nothing herein should be taken to indicate 
       that FMR Corp. and its direct and indirect subsidiaries, 
       Fidelity International Limited and its direct and indirect subsidiaries
       or Mr Edward C Johnson 3d act as a group or in concert in respect of 
       the disclosed interests, or that they are required to submit these 
       notifications on a joint basis.

6.     The disclosable interests arise under section 208(4) (b) of the Act,
       namely where a person, not being the registered holder, is entitled
       to exercise a right conferred by the holding of the shares or to 
       control the exercise of such rights, or under section 203 of the Act
       respectively.

SCHEDULE A

SECURITY: TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES PLC                         Amendment No 5


                      SHARES HELD   MANAGEMENT   NOMINEE/REGISTERED
                                     COMPANY     NAME

(ORDINARY SHAERS)         
                           3,800    FMRCO        Lloyds Bank Nominees Limited 
                         674,400    FMRCO        Chase Nominees Limited
                         166,900    FMTC         State Street Nominees Ltd
                       6,770,871    FISL         Clydesdale Bank (Head Office)
                                                   Nominees Limited
                          88,800    FPM          Gracechurch Nominees
                         724,700    FPM          RBS Trust Bank
                         802,100    FPM          Bankers Trust
                         451,210    FPM          Citibank
                       2,462,500    FPM          Nortrust Nominees Ltd
                          61,000    FPM          MSS Nominees Ltd
                         790,900    FPM          State Street Nominees Ltd
                       1,117,800    FPM          Chase Nominees Ltd
                         780,700    FPM          HSBC Client Holdings Nominees
                                                 (UK) Limited
                         214,700    FPM          BT Globenet Nominees Ltd
                       1,136,286    FIL          Bankers Trust
                       6,686,945    FIL          RBS Trust Bank
                          91,890    FIL          Citibank
                         458,500    FIL          Mellon Bank 
                         103,000    FIL          Lloyds Bank
                         112,000    FIL          KAS Associate
                         130,200    FIL          RBS-EDINBURG
                         115,085    FIL          Clydesdale Bank (Head Office)
                                                   Nominees Limited
                         320,900    FIL          MSS Nominees Ltd
                       2,019,400    FIL          Nortrust Nominees Ltd
                         798,600    FIL          State Street Nominees Ltd

Total Ordinary Shares 27,083,187

Current ownership
percentage:                7.03%

Shares in issue:     385,263,683

Change in holdings
since last filing:    +2,739,554 ordinary shares