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19970609

With Geoffrey Wheeler.

A look back at the stories, events and issues which were making news 50 years ago today, including the thousands of British tourists who were stranded in France after train drivers went on strike.

19970610

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Including the death of film and theatre critic James Agate.

19970611

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

The government decides it cannot afford to award women equal pay with men.

19970612

The news 50 years ago, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Members of the Housewives League converge on Trafalgar Square in protest at food shortages.

19970613

The news 50 years ago, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

The Prime Minister announces the the end of double summer time.

19970616

With Geoffrey Wheeler.

A look back at the events of 50 years ago today.

Eton celebrates its 500th anniversary with a visit from the royal family.

19970617

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Royal Ascot returns to its pre-war glory with the revival of top hat and tails.

19970618

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

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

19970619

The news 50 years ago, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

French horses race to victory at the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot.

19970620

The news 50 years ago, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

The new opera by Benjamin Britten premieres at Glyndebourne.

19970623

Geoffrey Wheeler presents a daily look back at the events of 50 years ago.

A new form of flash photography comes to national attention and helps to capture a Polish gunman who had been on the run for 22 days.

19970624

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler, including 19,000 miners on strike.

19970625

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

The United Nations set up a commission to deal with guerrilla fighting in Greece.

19970626

The news 50 years ago, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

In India, the boundary commission meets for the first time.

At Lord's, England beat South Africa in the Second Test.

19970627

The news 50 years ago, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Evita Peron, wife of the Argentine dictator, arrives in Rome.

19970630

Geoffrey Wheeler presents a daily look back at the events of 50 years ago.

Eros, the god of love, returns from wartime exile to his plinth at Piccadilly Circus.

19970701

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Including Mrs Margaret Sanger Slee, the founder of birth control clinics in America, who flies in to Britain to tell European women to stop having babies for the next 10 years.

19970702

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

A report claims that Britain's rivers are seriously polluted, and at the British Open championship, soldiers with walkie-talkies are called in to control the huge crowds.

19970703

The news 50 years ago, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Invitations are sent out to 22 nations to attend talks in Paris, to work out a reconstruction programme for Europe.

19970704

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Belfast golfer Fred Daly takes the British Open championship back to Ireland for the first time.

19970707

Geoffrey Wheeler presents a review of some of the stories, events and issues which made the headlines fifty years ago today.

In Windsor, crowds gathered in Home Park to see Princess Elizabeth receive the freedom of the Borough.

19970708

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

The residents of a small town in New Mexico claimed that a flying saucer had crashed nearby in the desert.

19970709

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Speculation was mounting in the press that Buckingham Palace would soon announce the engagement of Princess Elizabeth to Lieutenant Mountbatten.

19970710

The news of 50 years ago, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Messages of congratulations have been arriving at Buckingham Palace on the engagement of Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Mountbatten.

19970711

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Britain was preparing to accept thousands of displaced people from all over Europe.

19970715

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

The Alpine Motor Race enters its third stage.

19970716

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Princess Elizabeth receives the freedom of the City of Edinburgh.

19970717

The news of 50 years ago, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Newspapers protest at the threat to cut them to four pages, and Rita Hayworth arrives in London.

19970718

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

The manners of the British when dealing with the opposite sex come in for stern criticism.

19970721

Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at some of the stories, events and issues which made the headlines fifty years ago today.

A gang of gunmen assassinate seven senior government ministers in Rangoon and plunge Burma into chaos.

19970722

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

The Government announced plans to set up 12 national parks throughout the country in areas of outstanding natural beauty.

19970723

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

The Government announces plans to build an atomic energy plant at Sellafield in Cumbria.

19970724

The news of 50 years ago, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

After a long legal battle, work finally begins on Britain's first new town at Stevenage.

19970725

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

The Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, comes face to face for the first time with India's ancient feudal rulers - the Greater Princes.

19970729

The news of exactly 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Tension mounts in Palestine as three Jewish terrorists are executed.

19970730

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Two British army sergeants are hanged by terrorists in Palestine.

19970731

The news of 50 years ago, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

The ()Queen Mary(+) makes her maiden post-war voyage, and seven thousand Brits head for a new life in Canada.

19970801

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Plans for the Severn Bridge are approved.

19970804

Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at some of the stories, events and issues which made the headlines 50 years ago today.

A number of anti-Jewish demonstrations on the streets of Liverpool and Manchester end in violence.

19970805

The news of exactly 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

The leader of the opposition, Winston Churchill, launches a stinging attack on the Government's economic policy.

19970806

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

The British are warned that more austere economic measures are on the way.

19970807

The news of 50 years ago, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

The number of cases of infantile paralysis increases to epidemic proportions.

In Lancashire, a doctor has been appointed to coordinate the counties' response to the outbreak.

19970808

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

American film executives react with surprise over the British government's decision to increase the tax on imported films.

Thousands of scouts from all over the world make their way to France for the World Scout Jamboree.

19970812

The news of exactly 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

India and Pakistan head towards independence, Mahatma Gandhi holds a prayer meeting in Calcutta and police hunt the Mad Parson in Falmouth.

19970813

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

A boy from York turns down the offer of a lifetime because he feels homesick.

19970814

The news of 50 years ago, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Pakistan celebrates its independence, and the enquiry opens into the Doncaster rail crash.

19970815

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

One of the historic days of the century - India gains its independence.

19970818

Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at some of the stories, events and issues which made the headlines 50 years ago today.

A pit disaster in Whitehaven claims the lives of 104 miners.

Following the withdrawal of the British presence in India, civil war erupts in India.

19970819

The news of exactly 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

An orgy of violence continues in India with thousands of refugees fleeing across the new borders of India and Pakistan.

19970820

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Urgent talks take place in New York to try and resolve Britain's economic crisis.

19970821

The news of 50 years ago, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

The government announces plans to grow more food than ever before in the nation's history.

19970822

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

19970825

Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at some of the stories, events and issues which made the headlines 50 years ago today.

The first Edinburgh International Festival opens.

19970826

The news of exactly 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Police investigate a strange skeleton found in a pothole in north Yorkshire, and a mystery Austin car is shipped to America.

19970827

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Civil disturbances continue in India.

19970828

The news of 50 years ago, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

The mining strike in Yorkshire spreads.

19970829

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

The continuing hot weather causes problems for firefighters.

19970901

Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at some of the stories, events and issues which made the headlines 50 years ago today.

The Communists are victorious in the Hungarian elections, and the future home of Princess Elizabeth and Lt Mountbatten is destroyed by fire.

19970902

The news of exactly 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

The Grimethorpe miners strike spreads, and Captain Cat's Eye Cunningham snatches an air speed record for Britain.

19970903

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Inkspots fever grips Britain as the American singers arrive in the country.

The TUC conference and the miners strike dominate the news agenda.

19970904

The news of 50 years ago, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Troubles flare in India and Pakistan.

Hopes are high that by-products from nuclear power will help in the fight against cancer.

19970905

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

A miracle in Calcutta as Gandhi's fast quells rioting.

And mixed fortunes for Britain's farmers as the grain harvest is brought in.

19970908

Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at some of the news of 50 years ago today.

A major cinema chain announces that it is to sack most of its cinema organists.

19970909

The news of exactly 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

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

19970910

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

A bomb is found on board one of the British troop ships carrying 4,500 Jewish immigrants to Hamburg.

An entire Cotswold village, Castle Coombe, is up for sale.

19970911

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Gandhi goes to New Delhi to try to restore calm in the Punjab.

The Triumph motorcycle company of Coventry announce that they are to continue producing only three of their original 11 models.

19970912

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

One of the world's finest luxury liners, the Reina del Pacifico, explodes killing 20 people.

19970915

Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at some of the news of 50 years ago today.

A pleasure boat capsizes in the Firth of Clyde.

19970916

The news of exactly 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

The land speed record is broken by John Cobb, and scientists investigate alternative fuels to petrol, including methane gas.

19970917

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

A hurricane lashes the coast of Florida's Palm Beach, and Mae West arrives in Britain.

19970918

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

There is an increase in the number of Fascist rallies in Britain, and couples are advised by council officials not to rush into marriage.

19970919

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

India is blighted by food shortages.

The BBC announces its new Autumn schedules.

19970922

Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at some of the news of 50 years ago today.

MP Barbara Castle becomes a mill girl and wartime prime minister Winston Churchill is presented with an albino kangaroo.

19970923

The news of exactly 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Scientists in Manchester are hard at work trying to build the world's first computer.

19970924

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Jewish ex-servicemen and women mobilise to crush the emergent British fascist movement, and factory workers complain that they are being forced to contribute to wedding gifts for Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten.

19970925

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Hollywood movie stars are to be brought before the Un-American Activities Committee of the US Congress, which is investigating allegations of Communist activity within the film industry.

19970926

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

The International Conference of Conjurers challenges magicians around the world to perform the legendary Indian rope trick.

19970929

Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at some of the news of 50 years ago today.

A terrorist bomb explodes in Palestine.

At home, nurses are given a pay rise and the promise of an eight-hour day.

19971002

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

The Conservative Party Conference is televised for the first time.

Bertrand Russell counsels against a nuclear arms race.

19971003

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

The prospect of an Arab/Israeli war in Palestine increases, the Conservatives start an election fund, and amateur film societies boom.

19971006

Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at some of the news of 50 years ago today.

The formation of the new international Communist organisation unsettles politicians in the West.

The introduction of staggered working hours affects the lives of millions of people in Britain.

Recruitment begins to find women pilots for the Women's Auxiliary Air Force Flying Reserve.

19971007

The news of exactly 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

An inquiry opens in Whitehaven into the William Pit disaster which has claimed the lives of 104 miners.

President Truman calls on the American people to save food by giving up meat on Tuesdays and eggs on Thursdays.

On the day a taxi driver is killed in London, a new anti-thug device is demonstrated in a London cab.

19971008

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Prime Minister Clement Attlee introduces his new cabinet.

Britain's biggest airliner, the Brabazon 1, is officially named.

19971010

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Rolls Royce embarks on a high-profile trade mission to America.

The Dunlop Masters tournament at Little Aston is won by British Ryder Cup player Arthur Lees.

19971013

To mark the BBC's 75th anniversary, the first of five programmes looking back at life in 1922.

John Reith applies for the post of general manager with a new radio company.

It is a time of rising hemlines and rising unemployment, cinema is booming and it is the beginning of the Jazz Age.

19971014

A look back at the news of 1922.

Life looks very uncertain for most people in Britain.

One and a half million are out of work, Prime Minister Lloyd George faces the collapse of his coalition government and every European country which took part in the Great War is economically exhausted.

19971016

The news of 75 years ago today.

People hope for a faster, brighter, more exciting life.

Women in particular have a complex role to play - as widows, as mothers and as a newly enfranchised sector of the population.

19971017

The news of 75 years ago today, It is the Jazz Age - a term dreamt up by American novelist F Scott Fitzgerald.

In the wake of this new music, dance crazes such as the shimmy work their way over from the US.

People flock to the cinema, and the biggest movie star of all is Italian ex-dishwasher and gardener Rudolph Valentino.

19971020

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

Movie stars Robert Taylor and Ronald Reagan give evidence to the Committee on Un-American Activities.

19971021

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

The King opens a new session of Parliament.

19971022

Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news 50 years ago.

A teacher becomes the first woman to work in a mine.

And the Government announces housing cuts.

19971023

Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news 50 years ago.

Schoolgirls strike over lumpy mash and burnt gravy.

And there is a low turn-out at a rally in Hyde Park.

19971024

Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news 50 years ago.

A new, 12-year-old star takes the stage in London.

And the Ryder Cup team set off on their voyage across the Atlantic.

19971027

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

Rail companies object to plans for nationalisation, and Mr Gaitskell asks people to take fewer baths.

19971028

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

Hollywood stars protest about the Un-American Activities Committee.

At home, smokers protest about the rising cost of cigarettes.

19971029

Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago.

Herring fishermen wait for the full moon to bring a record catch.

Stormy weather means work for Britain's lifeboatmen.

19971030

Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago.

Government sleaze stories hit the headlines.

Women are told not to boss men around.

19971031

Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago.

Parliament passes a bill to provide proper accommodation for old people, but people must still pay to see a doctor.

19971103

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

The Conservatives have made great gains in local council elections, Howard Hughes takes to the air in Spruce Goose, and Britain loses the Ryder Cup.

19971104

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

Laurel and Hardy go down a storm at the Royal Command Performance.

There is fevered bidding to buy England centre forward Tommy Lawton from Chelsea.

19971105

Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago.

A bill is published which will outlaw corporal punishment.

The Polish opposition leader escapes a show trial by fleeing to London.

19971106

Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago.

Moscow celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Revolution, with a stern warning from Mr Molotov about the dangers of the bomb.

19971107

Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago.

Fog has claimed five lives in train crashes in the South of England.

Young athlete Roger Bannister turns down an invitation to take part in next year's Olympics.

19971110

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

Potato rationing is introduced.

And the BBC makes broadcasting history by showing its first television repeat - the annual service of remembrance from the Cenotaph.

19971111

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

Some of London's finest hotels become battlefields when staff go on strike.

Twenty-four children in Norfolk pass their exams in record time after taking part in an unusual educational experiment.

19971112

Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago today.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Hugh Dalton delivers his autumn budget and introduces taxes on dog racing and football pools.

France is brought to a standstill by a national strike believed to have been stirred up by Communists.

19971113

Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago today.

Hugh Dalton resigns as Chancellor after admitting that he leaked details of the Budget to a journalist before telling the House.

In the most talked-about football transfer in years, Tommy Lawton moves from Chelsea to Third Division Notts County for a record fee of 17,000 pounds.

19971114

Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago today.

At the end of a week of bloodshed in Palestine, four oil workers and a British policeman are killed.

Violence also erupts in Kashmir, where invading tribesmen have killed thousands of servicemen and civilians.

19971117

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

Movie stars Robert Taylor and Ronald Reagan give evidence to the Committee on Un-American Activities.

19971118

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

As the preparations continue for the Royal Wedding on Thursday, other couples talk about their prenuptial experiences.

19971119

Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago today.

On the eve of the wedding of Princess Elizabeth to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, the accounts of some of those involved in preparations for the marriage.

19971120

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

The country celebrates the Royal Wedding.

19971121

Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago today.

On the day after the Royal Wedding, a look at honeymoons and housing problems for newly married couples in 1947.

19971124

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

The news is dominated by the continuing economic turmoil in France, while at home the newly married Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh are still making the headlines.

19971126

Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago today.

The committee of the United Nations Organisation have voted for the partition of Palestine into Jewish and Arab states.

At home, everyone is talking about the Royal Command film performance.

19971127

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

A day of celebration for the government.

And several lucky girls found that they would soon have a special addition to their wardrobe.

19971128

Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago today.

The Minister of Food is to allow extra rations for the Christmas week.

19971201

Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago today.

Model aircraft lead the British aviation industry.

Sinister occultist Aleister Crowley dies.

19971202

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

Violence flares in Palestine.

Anti-nuclear protests begin in Britain.

19971203

Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago today.

A new automatic train control system is tested in fog, and there are plans for a national lottery.

19971204

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Plans for a Government-backed 200mph racing car are announced, and there are calls for more women teachers.

19971205

Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago today.

Christmas shopping is already in full swing.

19971208

Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago today.

Winston Churchill is presented with the freedom of Manchester.

Miners welcome safety improvements in the pits.

19971209

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

The Common Cold Unit is recruiting volunteers for experiments.

Women are to be admitted as members of Cambridge University.

19971210

Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago today.

The devastating French strike comes to an end.

Milwall Football Club is closed because of fans' behaviour.

19971211

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

A new diesel locomotive is tested.

The railway companies prepare for nationalisation.

19971212

Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago today.

Winston Churchill predicts that at least a quarter of all Britons will have to leave the country.

A hitchhiker gets more than he bargained for.

19971215

Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago today.

The council of foreign ministers reaches deadlock.

The death of Stanley Baldwin is announced.

The submarine underwater record is broken.

19971217

Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago today.

Boxer Joe Louis announces his retirement.

The Football Association announces a full programme for Christmas Day.

19971219

Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago today.

On the world stage, the Council of Foreign Ministers ends in deadlock.

On the amateur stage, a different type of drama is being played out.

19971222

The programme travels through five consecutive decades this week.

Today, Christmas 1937, which coincides with a key phase of the Spanish Civil War.

Unemployment is widespread in Europe and America.

The outlook for the new year is bleak as air-raid shelters are tested in Essex.

19971223

A look at the news of Christmas 1947.

19971224

A look at the news of Christmas 1957.

There is something in the air in Britain - people seem to want change.

There has been a nuclear leak at Windscale.

19971226

The news of Christmas 1977.

In the year of the Queen's silver jubilee, a look at Christmas through the eyes of one family in Liverpool, evaluating the changes that have affected living and working since the end of the 60s.

/ A look back at the news of Christmas Day, 1967.

This has by no means been a year of peace and love in Vietnam or the Middle East.

And Britain's economic performance is causing increasing concern.

19971229

Geoffrey Wheeler presents a review of some of the stories, events and issues which made the news in 1947.

19971230

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

19971231

Geoffrey Wheeler reviews some of the stories, events and issues which made the news in 1947.

19980101

With Geoffrey Wheeler.

19980102

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

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

A vital postwar conference involving the `Big Four' foreign ministers has begun in London, and a new British film is causing something of a stir.

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Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at some of the stories, events and issues which made the headlines fifty years ago today.

Durham miners turn out for the first post-war gala.

A new organisation to fund care for the elderly is launched, and the filming of `Brighton Rock' takes an eventful turn.

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The news from New Year's Day 1947. For details see Monday 30 December

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Today's news from 50 years ago. For details see Monday 30 December

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Today's news from 50 years ago. Producer Rebecca Stratford

Series editor Gaynor Vaughan Jones

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Producer: Rebecca Stratford

Editor: Gaynor Vaughan Jones

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The news of 50 years ago today. The day when a strike over wages began at Smithfield Market and Mr Truman held his annual White House party. For details see yesterday

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Unknown: Mr Truman

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The news of exactly 50 years ago. For details see Monday

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Today's news from 50 years ago. For details see Monday

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A look back at the headlines of 50 years ago today.

Producer Susan Greenhalgh

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Producer: Susan Greenhalgh

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The news of 50 years ago today. French Prime Minister Leon Blum arrives for trade talks, and troops have again been working at Smithfield Market.

For details see yesterday

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Unknown: Leon Blum

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Today's news from 50 years ago.

The chalk-pit murder case comes to trial, and the first president of the French Fourth Republic is elected. For details see Monday

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The headlines of 50 years ago today. Producer Lindsay Leonard

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Producer: Lindsay Leonard

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The news of 50 years ago today. A tussle in Westminster over the raising of the school-leaving age, and the young Princess Elizabeth christens the latest BOAC transatlantic aeroplane. For details see yesterday

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A look back at the headlines of 50 years ago today. A Dakota aircraft crashes at Croydon Airport killing 12 passengers. Judge Ralph Windham is kidnapped in Palestine and American gangster Al Capone dies. Producer Tabitha Morgan

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Unknown: Judge Ralph Windham

Unknown: Al Capone

Producer: Tabitha Morgan

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The news of 50 years ago today. Military deserters are granted an amnesty by the government. For details see yesterday

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The news of exactly 50 years ago.

Judge Ralph Windham , kidnapped on Monday, is released unharmed. For details see Monday

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Unknown: Judge Ralph Windham

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For details see Monday

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Today's news from 50 years ago. The King and Queen arrive at Portsmouth on the first leg of their journey to South Africa.

For details see Monday

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Today's news from 50 years ago. Producer Laura Craig Gray

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Producer: Laura Craig Gray

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Producer: Laura Craig Gray

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The news of 50 years ago today. Wives of British servicemen are forced to leave Palestine. At home, the Government is recruiting emergency teachers. For details see yesterday

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Today's news from 50 years ago.

The Education Minister,

Miss Ellen Wilkinson MP, dies unexpectedly, and the Fourth Test in Adelaide ends in a draw.

For details see Monday

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Today's news from 50 years ago.

The Education Minister,

Miss Ellen Wilkinson MP, dies unexpectedly, and the Fourth Test in Adelaide ends in a draw.

For details see Monday

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Unknown: Miss Ellen Wilkinson

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Unknown: Miss Ellen Wilkinson

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Today's news from 50 years ago.

The Government announces drastic electricity cuts.

For details see Monday

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Today's news from 50 years ago.

The Government announces drastic electricity cuts.

For details see Monday

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Producer: Judy Ward

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Producer: Judy Ward

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Unknown: Winston Churchill

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Unknown: Winston Churchill

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Today's news from 50 years ago. Producer Lindsay Leonard

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Producer: Lindsay Leonard

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The news of 50 years ago today. The BBC announced a close-down to help save fuel, and ice floes in the North

Sea threatened shipping. For details see yesterday

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The news of 50 years ago today. The BBC announced a close-down to help save fuel, and ice floes in the North

Sea threatened shipping. For details see yesterday

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Producer: Tabitha Morgan

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Producer: Tabitha Morgan

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Big Freeze reaches record levels when Britain experiences the coldest night this century.

For details see yesterday

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Big Freeze reaches record levels when Britain experiences the coldest night this century.

For details see yesterday

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The government announces a plan to employ up to 100,000 foreign workers in Britain's coal mines in an effort to increase production. For details see Monday

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The government announces a plan to employ up to 100,000 foreign workers in Britain's coal mines in an effort to increase production. For details see Monday

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Today's news from 50 years ago. Producer Rebecca Stratford

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Producer: Rebecca Stratford

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Producer: Rebecca Stratford

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The news of 50 years ago today. Britain and France sign a treaty of alliance which was to last until 1997.

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The news of fifty years ago today. The thaw brings floods to many parts of southern England. Oxford and Cambridge prepare for the boat race.

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The floods take their toll on the fens, and England struggle in the Test against New Zealand.

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Today's news from 50 years ago.

The floods take their toll on the fens, and England struggle in the Test against New Zealand.

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The news of 50 years ago today. Producer Rebecca Stratford

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The news of 50 years ago today, Presented by Geoffrey Wheeler.

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Presented By: Geoffrey Wheeler.

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Presented By: Geoffrey Wheeler.

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Cambridge win the boat race in the slowest time this century, Wales beat Ireland by six points to nil in the first rugby international since the war, and the King's broadcast to the Commonwealth from South Africa does not quite go according to plan.

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Cambridge win the boat race in the slowest time this century, Wales beat Ireland by six points to nil in the first rugby international since the war, and the King's broadcast to the Commonwealth from South Africa does not quite go according to plan.

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The news of 50 years ago today. Easter Monday gale-force winds battered Britain's seaside resorts.

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The news of 50 years ago today. Teachers complain of genteel poverty in their campaign for better pay, and a nationwide keep-fit drive is launched.

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The news of 50 years ago today, presented by Geoffrey Wheeler. The world mourns the death of Henry Ford, and the BBC launches Gardeners'

Question Time.

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The news of 50 years ago today. It is Budget Day and the Chancellor has a shock for the nation's smokers.

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The news of 50 years ago today, presented by Geoffrey Wheeler. Against scientific advice, the government plans to clear a huge area of East

Africa for the cultivation of peanuts.

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The news of 50 years ago today. Princess Elizabeth celebrates her

21st birthday in South Africa. In the United States, it is believed a single cigarette may have caused last week's explosion in Texas. Producer Susan Greenhalgh Series editor Lindsay Leonard

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Producer: Susan Greenhalgh

Editor: Lindsay Leonard

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The news of 50 years ago today. Two Jewish terrorists commit suicide in a Jerusalem prison a few hours before they are due to be hanged. Here at home, the first photo-finish camera is used at Epsom race course.

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The news 50 years ago.

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The news of 50 years ago. In Moscow, the conference between the Big Four powers has ended. At home, an ambitious replanting project begins at Thetford Chase, Norfolk.

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The news of 50 years ago today.

Charlton beat Burnley in the FA Cup final. Transatlantic passenger planes break new records, as do audience figures for Wilfred Pickles 's radio show Have a Go.

Producer Elizabeth Senior

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Unknown: Wilfred Pickles

Producer: Elizabeth Senior

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The news from 50 years ago. Foreign Office delegates arrive back in Britain from the Moscow conference with alcoholic souvenirs, but the Soviet wives of British servicemen are still stuck in Russia.

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The news of 50 years ago.

Speculation mounts over who will be the next owner of the famous Hope Diamond. Will they too fall victim to the curse that is said to accompany it?

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Unknown: Hope Diamond.

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The news of 50 years ago today. Editor Lindsay Leonard

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Editor: Lindsay Leonard

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The news of 50 years ago today, with presenter Geoffrey Wheeler. The

British government plans emergency aid for Germany to alleviate near-famine conditions.

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Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler.

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With Geoffrey Wheeler. A look back at the events of 50 years ago, including food shortages in Berlin. Editor Lindsay Leonard

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Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.

Editor: Lindsay Leonard

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The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler, including the repatriation of the Polish Resettlement Corps.

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The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler. Including an outbreak of smallpox in Bamsley.

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The news 50 years ago, with Geoffrey Wheeler. Including the drafting of the Dominion Bill.

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Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.

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Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at the news of 50 years ago today. Producer Susan Greenhalgh

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Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler

Producer: Susan Greenhalgh

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The news of 50 years ago today. Producer Lindsay Leonard

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The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Lord Louis Mountbatten announces to the world his plans for partition in India. Producer Lindsay Leonard

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Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.

Unknown: Lord Louis Mountbatten

Producer: Lindsay Leonard

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The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler. Film and theatre critic James Agate dies and an attempt to get round post-war beer shortages is foiled with the discovery of an illicit brewery in the bathroom of a pub in Preston.

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Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.

Unknown: James Agate

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The news 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler. Dr Malcolm Sargent receives a knighthood.

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Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.

Unknown: Dr Malcolm Sargent

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The news 50 years ago, with Geoffrey Wheeler. The Prime Minister announces the end of double summer time.

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The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler. Eton celebrates its 500th anniversary. Producer Lis Roberts

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Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.

Producer: Lis Roberts

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The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Producer Lindsay Leonard

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Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.

Producer: Lindsay Leonard

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Geoffrey Wheeler presents a daily look back at the events of 50 years ago. Editor Lindsay Leonard

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Editor: Lindsay Leonard

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The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler. Mrs Margaret Sanger Slee , the founder of birth control clinics in America, flies in to

Britain to tell European women to stop having babies for the next ten years. Producer Lynne McCadden

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Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.

Unknown: Mrs Margaret

Unknown: Sanger Slee

Producer: Lynne McCadden

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The news of 50 years ago today.

Producer Gavin Fuller. Editor Lindsay Leonard

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Producer: Gavin Fuller.

Editor: Lindsay Leonard

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The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler. The residents of a small town in New Mexico claim that a flying saucer has crashed nearby in the desert.

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The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler. Britain is preparing to accept thousands of displaced people from all over Europe.

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Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at some of the stories and events which made the headlines 50 years ago today.

Producer Lis Roberts. Editor Lindsay Leonard

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Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler

Producer: Lis Roberts.

Editor: Lindsay Leonard

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Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at the stories, events and issues which were making the news of 50 years ago today. The Alpine Motor Race enters its third stage, and the jive and swing dictionary is published.

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Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler

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The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler. The manners of the British when dealing with the opposite sex come in for stern criticism.

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Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at some of the stories, events and issues which made the headlines 50 years ago today. A gang of gunmen assassinate seven senior government ministers in Rangoon and Plunge Burma into chaos. Producer Lynne McCadden Editor Lindsay Leonard

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Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler

Producer: Lynne McCadden

Editor: Lindsay Leonard

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The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler. The Government announces plans to set up 12 national parks throughout the country in areas of outstanding natural beauty.

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Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at the events which made the headlines 50 years ago today.

Producer Nick Holden-Sim Editor Lindsay Leonard

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Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler

Producer: Nick Holden-Sim

Editor: Lindsay Leonard

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The news of exactly 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler. Tension mounts in Palestine as three Jewish terrorists are executed, and England's cricketers are victorious in the Fourth Test against South Africa.

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The news of 50 years ago, with Geoffrey Wheeler. The Queen Mary makes her maiden post-war voyage, and 7,000 Britons head for a new life in Canada.

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Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at some of the stories, events and issues which made the headlines 50 years ago today. A number of anti-Jewish demonstrations on the streets of Liverpool and Manchester end in violence. Producer Lindsay Leonard

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Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler

Producer: Lindsay Leonard

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The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler. Winston Churchill , launches a stinging attack on the Government's economic policy.

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Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.

Unknown: Winston Churchill

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The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

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The news of 50 years ago today with Geoffrey Wheeler. The number of cases of infantile paralysis increases to epidemic proportions.

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Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at some of the events which made the headlines 50 years ago today. Producer Lis Roberts

Series editor Lindsay Leonard

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Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler

Producer: Lis Roberts

Editor: Lindsay Leonard

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The news of exactly 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler. India and Pakistan head towards independence, Mahatma Gandhi holds a prayer meeting in Calcutta, and police hunt the Mad Parson in Falmouth.

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Unknown: Mahatma Gandhi

Unknown: Mad Parson

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The news of 50 years ago, with Geoffrey Wheeler. Pakistan celebrates its independence, and the enquiry opens into the Doncaster rail crash.

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The news of 50 years ago today. India gains its independence.

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Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at some of the stories, events and issues which made the headlines 50 years ago today. Producer Lynne McCadden

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Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler

Producer: Lynne McCadden

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The news of exactly 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler. An orgy of violence continues in India with thousands of refugees fleeing across the new borders of India and Pakistan.

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The news of 50 years ago today. Producer Gabi Fisher

Series editor Lindsay Leonard

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Producer: Gabi Fisher

Editor: Lindsay Leonard

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Some of the news, stories and events of exactly 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler. Police investigate a strange skeleton found in a pothole in North Yorkshire, and a mystery Austin car is shipped to America.

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The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler. Civil disturbances continue in India, and an English MP is accused of improperly using his powers to get more biscuits for a constituent.

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The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler. The mining strike in Yorkshire spreads, and the Government announces cuts in restaurant rations, petrol and Oforeign travel.

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The news of 50 years ago today. Producer Nick Holden-Sim

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Producer: Nick Holden-Sim

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The news of exactly 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

The Grimethorpe miners' strike spreads, and Captain Cat's Eye

Cunningham snatches an air-speed record for Britain.

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The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler. Inkspots fever grips Britain as the American singers arrive in the country. The TUC conference and the miners' strike dominate the news agenda.

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The news of 50 years ago, with Geoffrey Wheeler. Troubles flare in India and Pakistan.

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Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at some of the news of 50 years ago today.

A cinema chain announces that it is to sack its organists.

Producer Lynne McCadden

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The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler. Gandhi goes to

New Delhi to try to restore calm in the Punjab. The Triumph motorcycle company of Coventry announce that they are to continue producing only three of their original 11 models.

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The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler. One of the world's finest luxury liners, the Reina del

Pacifico, explodes killing 20 people.

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Producer Lynne McCadden

Series editor Lindsay Leonard * See Review: page 123

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Producer: Lynne McCadden

Editor: Lindsay Leonard

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The news of exactly 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler. Lord Mountbatten has a narrow escape when his staff car is shot at as the violence continues in New Delhi.

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Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.

Unknown: New Delhi.

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The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Series editor Lindsay Leonard

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The news of exactly 50 years ago today.

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The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler. Hollywood movie stars are to be brought before the Un-American Activities Committee, which is investigating allegations of Communist activity within the film industry.

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The news of 50 years ago today. Series editor Lindsay Leonard

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The news of exactly 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

A bright young politician,

Harold Wilson , becomes President of the Board of Trade. The new long skirts are deemed "unpatriotic".

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Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.

Unknown: Harold Wilson

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Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at some of the news of 50 years ago today. Series editor Lindsay Leonard

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The news of 50 years ago today with Geoffrey Wheeler.

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The news of 50 years ago today. The Prime Minister, Mr Attlee , revealed his new cabinet. Britain's biggest airliner, the Brabazon I, was officially named. It was designed to fly non-stop to New York in 12 hours.

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Unknown: Mr Attlee

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The news of 50 years ago today with Geoffrey Wheeler. Politicians in Australia demanded that Communists be removed from public service.

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To mark the BBC's 75th anniversary, the first of five programmes looking back at life in 1922. John Reith applies for the post of general manager with a new radio company. It is a time of rising hemlines and rising unemployment, cinema is booming and it is the beginning of the Jazz Age. Producers Susan Greenhalgh and Bob Dickinson. Series editor Lindsay Leonard

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Unknown: John Reith

Producers: Susan Greenhalgh

Producers: Bob Dickinson.

Editor: Lindsay Leonard

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A look back at the news of 1922. Life looks very uncertain for most people in Britain. Prime Minister

Lloyd George faces the collapse of his coalition government, and every European country which took part in the Great War is economically exhausted.

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Unknown: Lloyd George

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The news of 75 years ago today.

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The news of 75 years ago today. People hope for a faster, brighter, more exciting life. Women in particular have a complex role to play.

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Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at the news of 50 years ago. Producer Lis Roberts

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Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler

Producer: Lis Roberts

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

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Producer Gabi Fisher

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Producer: Gabi Fisher

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Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at the news of 50 years ago. Hollywood stars Protest about the Un-American

Activities Committee. At home, smokers protest about the rising cost of cigarettes.

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Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago.

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The news of 50 years ago this week.

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Producer Paul Bajoria

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Producer: Paul Bajoria

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Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at the news of 50 years ago. Laurel and Hardy go down a storm at the Royal Command Performance. There is fevered bidding to buy England centre forward Tommy Lawton from Chelsea.

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Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler

Unknown: Tommy Lawton

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Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago today.

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Producer Lynne McCadden

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Producer: Lynne McCadden

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

Some of London's finest hotels become battlefields when staff go on strike. Twenty-four children in Norfolk pass their exams in record time after taking part in an unusual educational experiment.

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

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Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago today. On the eve of the wedding of Princess Elizabeth to

Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten , the accounts of some of those involved in preparations for the marriage.

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Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler

Unknown: Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten

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Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago today. The committee of the United Nations Organisation have voted for the partition of Palestine into Jewish and Arab states. At home, everyone is talking about the Royal Command film performance.

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Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago today. The Minister of Food is to allow extra rations for the Christmas week.

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Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago today. Producer Gabi Fisher

* Face behind the Voice: page 147

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Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler

Producer: Gabi Fisher

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

Violence flares in Palestine. Antinuclear protests begin in Britain.

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The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler. Plans for a government-backed 200mph racing car are announced, and there are calls for more women teachers.

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Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago today. Christmas shopping is already in full swing.

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I The news of 50 years ago today. i Producer Laura Craig Gray

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With Geoffrey Wheeler.

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Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago today. Producer Tony Sellors

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Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler

Producer: Tony Sellors

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Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago today. Producer Us Roberts

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

Aneurin Bevan announces pay scales for GPs in the lead-up to the formation of the National Health Service. The

Laurence Olivier film version of Hamlet is completed.

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Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler

Unknown: Aneurin Bevan

Unknown: Laurence Olivier

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The programme travels through five consecutive decades this week. Today, Christmas 1937, which coincided with a key phase of the Spanish Civil War. Unemployment is widespread in Europe and America. And the outlook for the new year is bleak as air-raid shelters are tested in Essex.

Series editor Lindsay Leonard

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The news of Christmas 1947.

Europe recovers from the Second World War and settles into a new

Phase of the Cold War.

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A look at the news of Christmas 1957. here's something in the air in Britain - People seem to want change. There has been a nuclear leak at Windscale.

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The news of Christmas 1967.

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Geoffrey Wheeler presents a review of some of the stories, events and issues which made the news in 1947. Producers Gavin Fuller and Paul Bajoria

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Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler

Producers: Gavin Fuller

Producers: Paul Bajoria

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Events which made the news in 1947.

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Geoffrey Wheeler reviews some of the stories, events and issues which made the news in 1947.

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Hamlet19971216

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

Aneurin Bevan announces pay scales for GPs in the lead-up to the formation of the National Health Service.

The Laurence Olivier film version of `Hamlet' is completed.

He Red Sandal Murder In Portsmouth.19970811

Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at some of the stories, events and issues which made the headlines 50 years ago today.

Police begin to investigate the Red Sandal Murder in Portsmouth.

Pocket Money19971001

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

New miniature radios go on show at Olympia.

A magistrate is outraged at a working man needing a pound a week as `pocket money'.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 04 May 198919910117

First broadcast on 1989-05-04

Producer: P.

BURTON-PAGE

Next in series: 21 January 1990

Broadcast history

04 May 1989 21:05-21:15 (RADIO 3)

17 Jan 1991 14:00-14:10 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1989-01-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 10 February 199019900210

Producer: P.

BURTON-PAGE

Next in series: 17 February 1990

Previous in series: 21 January 1990

Broadcast history

10 Feb 1990 20:20-20:25 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-02-01

Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 February 199019900217

Producer: P.

BURTON-PAGE

Next in series: 23 February 1990

Previous in series: 10 February 1990

Broadcast history

17 Feb 1990 09:15-09:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-02-15

Programme Catalogue - Details: 21 January 199019900121

Producer: P.

BURTON-PAGE

Next in series: 10 February 1990

Previous in series: 04 May 1989

Broadcast history

21 Jan 1990 20:15-20:35 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-01-18

Programme Catalogue - Details: 22 April 199019900422

Producer: P.

BURTON-PAGE

Next in series: ANGELA BOLTON

Previous in series: 23 February 1990

Broadcast history

22 Apr 1990 12:00-12:05 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-03-08

Programme Catalogue - Details: 23 February 199019900223

Producer: P.

BURTON-PAGE

Next in series: 22 April 1990

Previous in series: 17 February 1990

Broadcast history

23 Feb 1990 21:30-23:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1990-02-22

Realistic19971218

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Michael Foot remembers the findings of the Royal Commission of the Press.

A `realistic' documentary series - `Progress Report' - is broadcast.

Plus a look at the growing popularity of amateur dramatics.

Ulysses19971015

The news of 75 years ago today.

Many symbols of the old order are on their way out.

Speed is a characteristic of everything modern, and modern art is obsessed with mechanisation and the confusion of urban life.

The big novel of the year is James Joyce's `Ulysses'.

Unpatriotic19970930

The news of exactly 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

A bright young politician, Harold Wilson, becomes President of the Board of Trade.

The new long skirts are deemed `unpatriotic'.

Up The Pole19970714

Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at some of the stories, events and issues which made the headlines fifty years ago today.

The BBC announce a new radio comedy show, `Up the Pole'.

Working Party19971009

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler.

Politicians in Australia demanded that all communists be removed from public service.

Comedian Leon Cortez is banned by the BBC for six months for being too fruity.

Gracie Fields ends her acclaimed `Working Party' tour at the People's Palace in London.