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19970524

A look back at events in the news exactly 50 years ago, presented by Geoffrey Wheeler.

The Chelsea Flower Show opened its gates again after a lapse of eight years.

19970531

A look back at events in the news exactly 50 years ago, presented by Geoffrey Wheeler.

The Minister of Food is considering a plan to ration horse meat for human consumption.

19970607

A look back at events in the news exactly 50 years ago, presented by Geoffrey Wheeler.

An extraordinary murder investigation in Southport makes the headlines.

19970614

A look back at events in the news exactly 50 years ago, presented by Geoffrey Wheeler.

This week, French rail strikes, and the Government's decision to deny equal pay for women on the grounds that they could not afford it.

19970621

A look back at events in the news exactly 50 years ago, presented by Geoffrey Wheeler.

Royal Ascot returned to its prewar glory with the revival of top hat and tails, and the French swept to victory on Gold Cup Day.

In Wiltshire, four intrepid oarsmen attempt to beat a record set in the 1920s.

And in Norway, Britain's first woman vice-consul was learning the ropes.

19970628

A look back at events in the news exactly 50 years ago, presented by Geoffrey Wheeler.

Evita Peron toured Spain on a state visit.

19970705

Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at the news and events of 1947.

It was the week when Eros returned from exile to his plinth in Piccadilly Circus, London.

19970712

Geoffrey Wheeler reviews some of the stories, events and issues which made the news 50 years ago this week.

The nation was celebrating the engagement of Princess Elizabeth to Lieutenant Mountbatten.

19970719

A review of some of the stories, events and issues which made the news 50 years ago this week.

Two British soldiers were kidnapped by Irgun terrorists in Palestine.

19970726

Geoffrey Wheeler presents a review of some of the stories, events and issues which made the news 50 years ago this week.

A gang of gunmen assassinate seven senior government ministers in Rangoon.

19970802

Geoffrey Wheeler presents a review of some of the stories, events and issues which made the news 50 years ago this week.

Two British sergeants are found hanged in Palestine, and earth tremors are felt in parts of England after a huge explosion in the French port of Brest.

19970809

Geoffrey Wheeler presents a review of some of the stories, events and issues which made the news 50 years ago this week.

American movie executives are angered at the introduction of tax on imported film.

19970816

Geoffrey Wheeler presents a review of some of the stories, events and issues which made the news 50 years ago this week.

India finally gains its independence, and Pakistan becomes a separate dominion.

19970823

Geoffrey Wheeler presents a review of some of the stories, events and issues which made the news 50 years ago this week.

Civil war erupts in India following the withdrawal of British presence.

19970830

A look back at the news of 50 years ago this week.

19970906

A look back at the news of 50 years ago this week, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

The long hot summer is disastrous for livestock farmers, but has provided ideal conditions for the grain harvest.

19970913

A look back at the news of 50 years ago this week, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

The bar restricting British boxing titles to men of white parentage is lifted.

Lord Mountbatten has a narrow escape when his staff car is shot at in New Delhi.

19970920

A look back at the news of 50 years ago this week, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Extremes of weather take their toll across the world.

John Cobb breaks the land speed record.

19970927

A look back at the news of 50 years ago this week, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Jewish ex-servicemen and women mobilise to crush the emergent British fascist movement, MP Barbara Castle becomes a mill girl, and the International Conference of Conjurers challenges magicians worldwide to perform the infamous Indian rope trick.

19971004

A look back at the news of 50 years ago this week, with Geoffrey Wheeler

19971018

The news of 75 years ago this week.

19971025

Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at the events of this week 50 years ago.

The State Opening of Parliament is attended by Princess Elizabeth for the first time; thousands of people flock to evening classes; and the Ryder Cup golf team head for America.

19971101

Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at the events of 50 years ago this week.

Hollywood stars protest about the Un-American Activities Committee, while at home smokers take exception to the rising cost of cigarettes.

And stormy weather means work for Britain's lifeboatmen.

19971108

Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at the events of 50 years ago this week.

The Labour government loses nearly 700 seats in local elections.

Laurel and Hardy delight the Royal Family at the Royal Variety Show.

19971115

Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at the events of 50 years ago this week.

Hugh Dalton resigns as Chancellor after leaking details of his autumn budget to a journalist before telling MPs.

In London, strikes paralyse some of the country's finest hotels.

A strike also brings much of France to a standstill.

19971122

Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at the news of 50 years ago this week.

A look back at the celebrations of the Royal Wedding.

19971129

Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at the news of 50 years ago this week.

Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh are still making headlines.

19971206

Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at the news of 50 years ago this week.

The United Nations sanctions the partition of Palestine despite objections from the Arab states.

France is in turmoil as thousands of workers go out on strike.

19971213

Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at the news of 50 years ago this week.

Milwall Football Club is closed due to fans' behaviour, railway companies prepare for nationalisation, and Winston Churchill predicts that at least a quarter of all Britons will have to leave the country.

19971220

Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at the news of 50 years ago this week.

On the world stage, the Council of Foreign Ministers ends in deadlock, while on the amateur stage a different sort of drama is being played out.

And Joe Louis announces his retirement.

19971225
19971227

An omnibus edition tracing Christmases over five consecutive decades.

19980103

A review of some of the stories, events and issues which made the news in 1947.

19980105

Thirty years ago, BBC local radio took to the airwaves for the first time.

All this week, Kate Adie lends an ear to some pioneering, surprising and embarrassing moments from the local radio archives.

19980106

Kate Adie continues her look at 30 years of BBC local radio.

19980107

Kate Adie continues her tour through the archives of BBC local radio.

19980108

Kate Adie continues her celebration of 30 years of BBC local radio.

19980109

Kate Adie concludes her look back at 30 years of BBC local radio, examining its role on the crowded airwaves of the future.

19980110

Kate Adie celebrates 30 years of BBC local radio with a personal tour of the archives.

19980113

Kate Saunders continues her celebration of Bunty's fortieth anniversary by exploring the boarding school fantasy.

19980115

Kate Saunders discovers why some Bunty readers chose to wear their hair in pigtails rather than a beehive.

19980116

Kate Saunders considers the impact of the comic Bunty on a generation's aspirations.

19980117

Kate Saunders presents a celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the comic Bunty.

19980126

Throughout the week, Laurie Taylor looks back over the twenty-five-year history of the Open University, from Harold Wilson's idealism to the age of the internet.

19980127

Laurie Taylor continues his look back over the history of the Open University.

19980128

Laurie Taylor meets some of those whose lives have been changed by the Open University.

19980129

Continuing his look at the history of the Open University, Laurie Taylor focuses on the summer schools.

19980130

In the final part of his series looking back at twenty-five years of the Open University, Laurie Taylor discovers how new technology both shapes and threatens its future.

19980131

Laurie Taylor looks back through the archive at the triumphs and disasters of the Open University.

19980302

This week, Matthew Parris looks at the history of parliamentary scandals.

19980303

Matthew Parris continues his look at the history of parliamentary scandals.

19980304
19980305
19980306

Matthew Parris concludes his look at the history of parliamentary scandals.

19980307

Matthew Parris looks at the history of the parliamentary scandal.

19980323

All this week, poet and playwright Liz Lochhead discovers how books have survived and looks at the people who write them.

Voices include Sir Compton MacKenzie, P D James and John Fowles.

19980324

Liz Lochhead focuses on the world of publishing.

19980325

Liz Lochhead examines the proliferation of literary prizes, from the Nobel to the Booker.

19980326

Liz Lochhead investigates the bookshop and demise of the Net Book Agreement.

19980327

Liz Lochhead concludes her look at the world of books, asking if we have any time left to read.

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Bunty19980112

Kate Saunders considers the absence of both parents and boys in the world of `Bunty'.

All this week, Kate Saunders celebrates the fortieth anniversary of the magazine `Bunty'.

Today, a look at the role of the magazine in the lives of girls growing up in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

Bunty19980114
Working Party19971011

A look back at the news of 50 years ago this week, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

The formation of a new European Communist organisation causes alarm in the West.

The Prime Minister, Mr Attlee, reshuffles his Cabinet and removes Mr Shinwell from the Ministry of Fuel.

The Brabazon 1, the most luxurious airliner in Britain, is unveiled.

Gracie Fields' acclaimed `Working Party' tour comes to an end.

01Jarrow To Giro19980119

`Jarrow to Giro'.

Ray Gosling considers the way people have dealt with unemployment in the twentieth century.

`Jarrow to Giro' - five programmes about the impact of joblessness in the 20th century.

In this last programme of the week, Ray Gosling sums up contemporary attitudes to unemployment in the post-industrial economy.

In the first of five programmes about the impact of joblessness in the 20th century, Ray Gosling listens to voices from the original Jarrow Crusade and other hunger marches and considers the influence they had on the establishment of a postwar welfare state.

01Oooh, Dr Kinsey!19980202

`Oooh, Dr Kinsey!' It is fifty years since the publication of the Kinsey Report.

Throughout this week, Sue Limb looks at the history of sex surveys.

0219980120

`Jarrow to Giro' - Ray Gosling presents five programmes about the impact of joblessness in the 20th century.

2: In the American Southwest in the mid-1930s, economic collapse combined with environmental catastrophe caused by soil erosion and dust storms set thousands of impoverished farmers on a migration west to California.

0219980203

`Oooh, Dr Kinsey!' It is fifty years since the publication of the Kinsey Report.

Throughout this week, Sue Limb looks at the history of sex surveys.

2: The 1950s.

0319980121

`Jarrow to Giro' - Ray Gosling presents five programmes about the impact of joblessness in the 20th century.

3: Despite the chaotic effects of economic collapse, many people have existed without recourse to conventional work.

0319980204

`Oooh, Dr Kinsey!' It is fifty years since the publication of the Kinsey Report.

Throughout this week, Sue Limb looks at the history of sex surveys.

3: The 1960s.

0419980122

`Jarrow to Giro' - Ray Gosling presents five programmes about the impact of joblessness in the 20th century.

4: Was unemployment the cause of violence in areas like Brixton, Toxteth and Moss Side?

0419980205

`Oooh, Dr Kinsey!' It is fifty years since the publication of the Kinsey Report.

Throughout this week, Sue Limb looks at the history of sex surveys.

4: The 1970s.

0419980206

`Oooh, Dr Kinsey!' It is fifty years since the publication of the Kinsey Report.

Throughout this week, Sue Limb looks at the history of sex surveys.

4: The 80s and 90s.

0519980207

It is fifty years since the publication of the Kinsey Report.

Sue Limb looks at the history of sex surveys.

05Jarrow To Giro19980123
06Jarrow To Giro19980124

`Jarrow to Giro'.

Ray Gosling considers the way people have dealt with unemployment in the twentieth century.

`Jarrow to Giro' - five programmes about the impact of joblessness in the 20th century.

In this last programme of the week, Ray Gosling sums up contemporary attitudes to unemployment in the post-industrial economy.

198A01Before The Second World War19980209

All this week, children's writer Michael Rosen looks at how toys and play have reflected the changing position of children in society.

1: `Before the Second World War'.

198A01The Bank Manager19980216

`Eating Their Words'.

All this week, Martin Wainwright looks at the propaganda of food.

1: Political propaganda, from the morale-boosting wartime Ministry of Food to salmonella in eggs and the BSE crisis.

All this week, author and keen walker Hunter Davies looks at the history of the access movement, which established rights of way in the countryside.

1: The battle to establish the Pennine Way.

All this week, Ian Mcmillan considers the changing face of schools.

1: A look at how the public school has been portrayed in fiction.

All this week, Graeme Garden looks at the changing lives of professionals who traditionally uphold values and respectability in Britain.

Do people still look up to them? 1: `The Bank Manager'.

198A01The Bank Manager19980223
198A01The Bank Manager19980309

`Eating Their Words'.

All this week, Martin Wainwright looks at the propaganda of food.

1: Political propaganda, from the morale-boosting wartime Ministry of Food to salmonella in eggs and the BSE crisis.

All this week, author and keen walker Hunter Davies looks at the history of the access movement, which established rights of way in the countryside.

1: The battle to establish the Pennine Way.

All this week, Ian Mcmillan considers the changing face of schools.

1: A look at how the public school has been portrayed in fiction.

198A01The Bank Manager19980316

`Eating Their Words'.

All this week, Martin Wainwright looks at the propaganda of food.

1: Political propaganda, from the morale-boosting wartime Ministry of Food to salmonella in eggs and the BSE crisis.

All this week, author and keen walker Hunter Davies looks at the history of the access movement, which established rights of way in the countryside.

1: The battle to establish the Pennine Way.

198A02The Second World War19980210

All this week, children's writer Michael Rosen looks at how toys and play have reflected the changing position of children in society.

2: `The Second World War'.

198A02The Solicitor19980217

`Eating Their Words'.

All this week, Martin Wainwright looks at the propaganda of food.

2: How ethics and ideologies have influenced our eating - from vegetarianism to the boycotting of particular foods.

All this week, author and keen walker Hunter Davies looks at the history of the access movement, which established rights of way in the countryside.

2: The influence of the bicycle.

Ian Mcmillan considers the changing face of schools.

2: A look at the schools of the 40s and 50s, when new opportunities were opening up for children at grammar school.

All this week, Graeme Garden looks at the changing lives of professionals who traditionally uphold values and respectability in Britain.

Do people still look up to them? 2: `The Solicitor'.

198A02The Solicitor19980224
198A02The Solicitor19980310

`Eating Their Words'.

All this week, Martin Wainwright looks at the propaganda of food.

2: How ethics and ideologies have influenced our eating - from vegetarianism to the boycotting of particular foods.

All this week, author and keen walker Hunter Davies looks at the history of the access movement, which established rights of way in the countryside.

2: The influence of the bicycle.

Ian Mcmillan considers the changing face of schools.

2: A look at the schools of the 40s and 50s, when new opportunities were opening up for children at grammar school.

198A02The Solicitor19980317

`Eating Their Words'.

All this week, Martin Wainwright looks at the propaganda of food.

2: How ethics and ideologies have influenced our eating - from vegetarianism to the boycotting of particular foods.

All this week, author and keen walker Hunter Davies looks at the history of the access movement, which established rights of way in the countryside.

2: The influence of the bicycle.

198A03The Church19980218

`Eating Their Words'.

All this week, Martin Wainwright looks at the propaganda of food.

3: The slimming industry.

All this week, author and keen walker Hunter Davies looks at the history of the access movement, which established rights of way in the countryside.

3: All things outdoors - camping, biking and hostelling.

All this week, Ian Mcmillan considers the changing face of schools.

3: The fictional school meets the gritty reality of the sixties secondary modern.

All this week, Graeme Garden looks at the changing lives of professionals who traditionally uphold values and respectability in Britain.

Do people still look up to them? 3: `The Church'.

198A03The Church19980225
198A03The Church19980311

`Eating Their Words'.

All this week, Martin Wainwright looks at the propaganda of food.

3: The slimming industry.

All this week, author and keen walker Hunter Davies looks at the history of the access movement, which established rights of way in the countryside.

3: All things outdoors - camping, biking and hostelling.

All this week, Ian Mcmillan considers the changing face of schools.

3: The fictional school meets the gritty reality of the sixties secondary modern.

198A03The Church19980318

`Eating Their Words'.

All this week, Martin Wainwright looks at the propaganda of food.

3: The slimming industry.

All this week, author and keen walker Hunter Davies looks at the history of the access movement, which established rights of way in the countryside.

3: All things outdoors - camping, biking and hostelling.

198A03The Postwar Years19980211

All this week, children's writer Michael Rosen looks at how toys and play have reflected the changing position of children in society.

3: `The Postwar Years'.

198A04The 60s And 70s19980212

All this week, children's writer Michael Rosen looks at how toys and play have reflected the changing position of children in society.

4: `The 60s and 70s'.

198A04The Doctor19980219

`Eating Their Words'.

All this week, Martin Wainwright considers the propaganda of food.

4: How the world of food advertising has affected what we eat.

All this week, author and keen walker Hunter Davies looks at the history of the access movement, which established rights of way in the countryside.

4: The background to the famous Kinder Scout mass protest.

All this week, Ian Mcmillan considers the changing face of schools.

4: A look at the comprehensive.

All this week, Graeme Garden looks at the changing lives of professionals who traditionally uphold values and respectability in Britain.

Do people still look up to them? 4: `The Doctor'.

198A04The Doctor19980226
198A04The Doctor19980312

`Eating Their Words'.

All this week, Martin Wainwright considers the propaganda of food.

4: How the world of food advertising has affected what we eat.

All this week, author and keen walker Hunter Davies looks at the history of the access movement, which established rights of way in the countryside.

4: The background to the famous Kinder Scout mass protest.

All this week, Ian Mcmillan considers the changing face of schools.

4: A look at the comprehensive.

198A04The Doctor19980319

`Eating Their Words'.

All this week, Martin Wainwright considers the propaganda of food.

4: How the world of food advertising has affected what we eat.

All this week, author and keen walker Hunter Davies looks at the history of the access movement, which established rights of way in the countryside.

4: The background to the famous Kinder Scout mass protest.

198A05Eating Their Words19980320

`Eating Their Words'.

Martin Wainwright looks at the propaganda of food - from the pronouncements of slimming gurus to the celebrity chef.

Martin Wainwright concludes his look at the propaganda of food by considering how foods and cooking styles go in and out of fashion.

198A05The Estate Agent19980220

All this week, author and keen walker Hunter Davies looks at the history of the access movement, which established rights of way in the countryside.

5: The movement to establish Britain's national parks.

Ian Mcmillan considers the changing face of schools.

The last programme of the week looks at fictional schools in the new bureaucratic age of National Curriculum and key stage testing.

All this week, Graeme Garden looks at the changing lives of professionals who traditionally uphold values and respectability in Britain.

Do people still look up to them? 5: `The Estate Agent'.

198A05The Estate Agent19980227
198A05The Estate Agent19980313

All this week, author and keen walker Hunter Davies looks at the history of the access movement, which established rights of way in the countryside.

5: The movement to establish Britain's national parks.

Ian Mcmillan considers the changing face of schools.

The last programme of the week looks at fictional schools in the new bureaucratic age of National Curriculum and key stage testing.

198A05The Sophisticated Generation19980213

All this week, children's writer Michael Rosen looks at how toys and play have reflected the changing position of children in society.

5: `The Sophisticated Generation'.

198A06Eating Their Words19980321
198A06Pillars Of The Community19980214

Author and keen walker Hunter Davies looks at the history of the access movement which established rights of way in the countryside.

Ian Mcmillan considers the changing face of the school story.

Graeme Garden looks at how life has changed over the past fifty years for the professionals who traditionally uphold values and respectability in Britain.

Writer Michael Rosen looks at childhood through the century and at how toys and play have reflected the changing position of children in society.

198A06Pillars Of The Community19980221
198A06Pillars Of The Community19980228

Author and keen walker Hunter Davies looks at the history of the access movement which established rights of way in the countryside.

Ian Mcmillan considers the changing face of the school story.

Graeme Garden looks at how life has changed over the past fifty years for the professionals who traditionally uphold values and respectability in Britain.

198A06Pillars Of The Community19980314

Author and keen walker Hunter Davies looks at the history of the access movement which established rights of way in the countryside.

Ian Mcmillan considers the changing face of the school story.