Tickle The Public And Make Them Grin

A six-part series in which Matthew Engel charts 100 years in the history of popular daily newspapers from 1896 to 1996.

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19970906]

Matthew Engel presents a six-part series which charts the history of daily newspapers from 1896 to 1996.

1: Hail to the Chief! The Launch of the Daily Mail.

Lord Northcliffe created a campaigning vehicle for his enthusiasms. Producer Simon Elmes Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970906]

Unknown: Matthew Engel

Producer: Simon Elmes

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970913]

Matthew Engel presents a six-part series charting the history of daily newspapers from 1896 to 1996.

2: Sunshine from the Sausage Shop: the Rise of the Daily Express. The

Daily Express became Britain's top-selling daily paper in the inter-war years. Producer Andy Denwood Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970913]

Unknown: Matthew Engel

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970920]

Matthew Engel presents a six-part series charting the history of popular daily newspapers from 1896 to 1996. 3: Sex, Sensation, Heroism and Pets: the Mirror's Winning Formula Producer Andy Denwood Repeat

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19970927]

Matthew Engel presents a six-part series charting the history of popular daily newspapers from 1896 to 1996. 4: Something Appealing, Something Appalling: the News of the World StoryProducer Andy Denwood Repeat

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Unknown: Matthew Engel

Producer: Andy Denwood

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971004]

Matthew Engel presents a six-part series charting the history of popular daily newspapers from 1896 to 1996. 5: The Dawn of a New Era: Here Comes the Sun.

Producer Andy Denwood

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971004]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971011]

The last of six programmes in which Matthew Engel charts the history of daily newspapers from 1896 to 1996. Star Wars: a Challenge to The Sun Producer Andy Denwood Repeat

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0101Hail To The Chief! The Launch Of The Daily Mail19970906

A six-part series in which Matthew Engel charts 100 years in the history of popular daily newspapers from 1896 to 1996.

In 1896, Lord Northcliffe, the `Chief', invented the formula for the first popular daily newspaper and made the Daily Mail the campaigning vehicle for his own enthusiasms: from wholemeal bread to national rearmament.

0102Sunshine From The Sausage Shop: The Rise Of The Daily Express19970913

Often wrong, but rarely boring, Lord Beaverbrook's Daily Express overtook the Daily Mail to become Britain's top-selling daily paper in the interwar years, with a diet of reader insurance, free gifts and relentless optimism.

0103Sex, Sensation, Heroism And Pets: The Mirror's Winning Formula19970920

The Daily Mirror became the paper of the demob generation, with a punchy new style of tabloid journalism that made it the world's biggest-selling English-language daily newspaper.

0104Something Appealing, Something Appalling: The News Of The World Story19970927

A look at how the world's most successful Sunday newspaper has livened up boring British Sundays for over 150 years.

0105The Dawn Of A New Era: Here Comes The Sun19971004

How Rupert Murdoch turned a failing left-wing broadsheet into the tabloid newspaper phenomenon of the 1970s and 80s.

0106 LASTStar Wars: A Challenge To The Sun19971011

Kelvin MacKenzie's Sun captured the mood of the 80s, but the Star posed a new challenge: how far down-market can daily papers go?