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27 Aug
1950: Television crosses the Channel

18 Dec
1950: Radio Times hits Christmas deadline

01 Feb
1952: Test drive for TV detector vans

25 Dec
1952: Queen makes first Christmas speech

17 May
1955: Eden takes to the airwaves

22 Sep
1955: New TV channel ends BBC monopoly

01 Apr
1957: BBC fools the nation

29 Jun
1960: BBC unveils TV 'factory'

16 Nov
1960: TV star famed for rudeness dies

04 Oct
1965: Immigrants feel at home with BBC

03 Mar
1966: BBC tunes in to colour

08 Oct
1973: Commercial radio joins UK airwaves

09 Jun
1975: First live broadcast of Parliament

13 Feb
1978: Ford makes her ITN debut

28 Dec
1980: Green light for breakfast television

17 Jan
1983: BBC wakes up to morning TV

11 Dec
1986: BBC Aids slogan angers church

21 Feb
1988: TV evangelist quits over sex scandal

10 Sep
1988: BBC presenters in helicopter crash

22 Sep
2001: Simpson smuggled into Afghanistan

23 Nov
2002: Riots force Miss World out of Nigeria

18 Jul
2003: Missing Iraq expert - body found

20 Jul
2003: BBC admits Kelly was 'main source'


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