60 years of broadcasting conversations, contradictions and controversies to the nation.
THE FIRST BOOK FROM THE MOST INFLUENTIAL NEWS PROGRAMME IN BRITAIN, THE TODAY PROGRAMME.
'Get ready to become outraged'
- John Humphrys, 1998
'We've heard the world will never be the same again'
- Sue MacGregor, 2001
Best of Today marks Radio 4s Today programme's 60-year anniversary as told in 60 world-changing events, from wars, conflicts and shifts in the political landscape to changes in social roles, culture, science and technology.
The first ever book from the Today programme takes an original approach to our nation's history, exploring the events that have transformed our modern age. From the Fall of the Berlin Wall; the Falklands War; the Anti-Apartheid Movement and the Phenomenon of the Islamic State to the Gay Rights Movement; the Salman Rushdie Affair; the Emergence of Brit Art; Engineering the Channel Tunnel; the Beagle 2's Space Endeavour; Stephen Hawking's Last Hypothesis and Tomorrow's World of AI and Robotics.
Today is much more than a radio programme, it's a perennial British staple, and the Best of Today chronicles the 20th- and 21st-century history of our nation as it happened live on air.