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Panorama at 50
Last Updated: Wednesday, 3 August 2005, 12:14 GMT 13:14 UK
Dennis Bardens
Dennis Bardens, the founding editor of Panorama, writes about the early years and why the longest running current affairs programme in the world is still important.

Panorama wasn't always a highly respected programme. In fact the first edition in November 1953 could easily have been the last after a less than auspicious start.
Jane Corbin reflects on the rapid rise of technology and how the little silver boxes have changed her job in the 15 years she has been a reporter at Panorama.

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Panorama celebrated its 50th birthday on November 11 2003, making it the longest running current affairs programme in the world



Panorama is now 50 years old - and that's a lot of press cuttings. Here we take a look at some of what the papers have said about the programme in the past.
What do you do when Paul Hardcastle isn't available to re-mix the Panorama theme tune? Music librarians Paul Jackson and Adam Dineen had an idea.
Former Panorama reporter Jeremy Paxman takes a trip down memory lane and remembers all night editing sessions, takeaway food and editors in pyjamas.


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