1989 - Day By Day Omnibus

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Week Ending 10th October 198920091011

Another chance to look back at the events making the news 20 years ago, with Sir John Tusa.

Including events in East Germany: the start of Gorbachev's visit to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the GDR, protest marches through East Berlin and the subsequent police crackdown.

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

Week Ending 12th December 198920091213

A look back at the events making the news 20 years ago, with Sir John Tusa.

Mrs Thatcher faces her first leadership challenge, East Germany elects a new leader and the president of Czechoslovakia swears in the country's first non-communist majority government in 41 years.

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

Mrs Thatcher faces her first leadership challenge and East Germany elects a new leader.

Week Ending 14th November 198920091115

A look back at the events making the news 20 years ago, with Sir John Tusa.

East Berlin's party chief declares all citizens can leave immediately; bulldozers tear down sections of the Berlin Wall to make more crossing points; 300,000 protestors meet in Leipzig to demand further reforms from the East German government.

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

Hundreds of thousands of East Germans flood into West Berlin, as the Wall comes down.

Week Ending 17th October 198920091018

A look back at the events making the news 20 years ago.

Chancellor Nigel Lawson speaks at the Conservative party conference to defend the 15 per cent interest rate, Douglas Hurd declares war on the 'scourge of acid house parties', and ANC leader Walter Sisulu is released from prison, sparking nationwide celebrations.

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

Another chance to look back at the events making the news 20 years ago, with Sir John Tusa

Week Ending 19th December November 198920091220

A look back at the events making the news 20 years ago, with Sir John Tusa.

President FW de Klerk meets with Nelson Mandela, Chile elects a civilian president to replace Augusto Pinochet, and East Germany discusses what do to after dismantling the Stasi.

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

FW de Klerk meets Nelson Mandela, Chile elects a civilian president to replace Pinochet.

Week Ending 21st November 198920091122

A look back at the events making the news 20 years ago, with Sir John Tusa.

Bulgaria witnesses its biggest demonstrations in 40 years, Lebanon's President Muawad is killed 17 days after being elected and in Prague, protesters call for reforms and the ousting of the Czech leadership.

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

Bulgaria witnesses its biggest demonstrations in 40 years; Lebanon's president is killed.

Week Ending 24th October 198920091025

Another chance to look back at the events making the news 20 years ago, with Sir John Tusa.

The Guildford Four have their sentence overturned after 14 years in prison, thousands of protesting East Germans surround their parliament, and Mrs Thatcher dramatically disagrees with a statement by Commonwealth leaders on sanctions against South Africa.

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

Another chance to look back at the events making the news in 1989, with Sir John Tusa.

Week Ending 26th December November 198920091227

A look back at the events making the news 20 years ago, with Sir John Tusa.

US forces looking for General Noriega invade Panama, intense fighting continues in Romania and President Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife are captured and executed.

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu is captured and executed.

Week Ending 28th November 1989 *20091129

A look back at the events making the news 20 years ago, with Sir John Tusa.

The Czech leadership are forced to resign but demonstrators in Prague keep up the pressure for free elections, and Margaret Thatcher defends her record on the BBC's Panorama.

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

The Czech leadership are forced to resign but demonstrators in Prague keep up the pressure

Week Ending 2nd January 199020100103

A look back at the events making the news 20 years ago, with Sir John Tusa.

The world comes to Romania's aid, playwright Vaclav Havel is elected President of Czechoslovakia, and Gorbachev and Bush welcome a new decade.

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

The world comes to Romania's aid; Gorbachev and Bush welcome a new decade.

Week Ending 31st October 198920091101

A look back at the events making the news 20 years ago, with Sir John Tusa.

Nigel Lawson resigns after six years as Chancellor, Walter Sisulu addresses 70,000 people at the biggest ever ANC rally, and riots in Moscow follow a demonstration outside the KGB headquarters.

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

Another chance to look back at the events making the news 20 years ago, with Sir John Tusa

Week Ending 5th December November 198920091206

A look back at the events making the news 20 years ago, with Sir John Tusa.

Margaret Thatcher and her challenger, Sir Anthony Meyer, submit their nomination papers as the fight begins for the leadership of the Conservative Party.

Mikhail Gorbachev becomes the first Soviet leader to visit the Vatican; he, along with George Bush meet in Malta and declare the Cold War over.

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

Mikhail Gorbachev and George Bush meet in Malta and declare the Cold War over.

Week Ending 7th November 198920091108

A look back at the events making the news 20 years ago, with Sir John Tusa.

President Bush agrees to meet Chairman Gorbachev on his boat in the Mediterranean, protests in East Germany force the resignation of the Mayor of Leipzig, and ex-Chancellor Nigel Lawson makes things even more difficult for Margaret Thatcher by spilling the beans on TV.

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

Protests in East Germany force the resignation of the Mayor of Leipzig.

01Week Ending 10th October 198920091018
02Week Ending 17th October 198920091025
03Week Ending 24th October 198920091101
04Week Ending 31st October 198920091108
05Week Ending 7th November 198920091115
06Week Ending 14th November 198920091122
07Week Ending 21st November 198920091129
09Week Ending 5th December 1989
11Week Ending 19th December November 1989
11Week Ending 19th December November 1989
12Week Ending 26th December November 1989
13Week Ending 2nd January 1990