50 Years of BBC Television News (2004)

50 Years of BBC Television News


At 7.30pm on 5th July 1954, A BBC presenter, Richard Baker, introduced "The Latest Film Of Events and Happenings at home and aboard" - and television news in Britain was born. Over the next 50 years BBC reporters covered all the major events that have shaped our world. Five of the BBC's top journalists chronicle this fascinating half century - and how BBC television news reported it.