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A History of our World through 60 years of Conversations & Controversies
Length: 20 hrs and 33 mins
Categories: History, World
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Summary

In an era of fake news, echo chambers and new fault lines in global politics, millions of listeners turn to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme each morning to help them make sense of the world around them.    

The first ever book from the iconic programme marks 60 years of programming with 60 world-changing stories. Covering everything from the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Anti-Apartheid Movement to the emergence of Brit Art and space exploration, artificial intelligence and machine learning, Today explores events as they happened and reveals how they changed the world around us.    

These stories are vividly brought to life by archive audio recorded around the world and across the decades from prominent voices such as Harold Wilson, Margaret Thatcher, Stephen Hawking, Tracey Emin and Barack Obama.    

Read by veteran BBC Radio 4 presenter Edward Stourton, this edition includes forewords by Nick Robinson and Martha Kearney, as well as an introduction from Today editor Sarah Sands.

Today is the sound of history being made - live on air. 

©2019 BBC Radio 4 (P)2019

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If you are a fan of Radio 4 Today programme please read this book.
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  • brian
  • 06-09-19

A documentary feel to it.

A great overview of a morning show I haven't heard of, though I'm familiar with the BBC. A great idea mixing archive reports with narration, gives it the feel of a documentary.