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The history of BBC News
As the BBC marks the 50th anniversary of the first TV news bulletin on 5 July 1954, read about the key events of the last 80 years that have shaped news broadcasting from the BBC, beginning with the first radio summary in 1922.

Simply choose a decade, and click on the events within the timeline. You can also watch and listen to a selection of audio and video clips.


 
 

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