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Best of Today: 60 Years of Conversations, Contradictions and Controversies

BBC Radio 4

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Film, TV & radio, Radio, Radio scripts, General & world history, 21st century history: from c 2000 -, Radio & television industry

60 years of broadcasting conversations, contradictions and controversies to the nation.

Best of Today will mark the 60-year anniversary of broadcasting the most popular radio programme to the nation. This compendium will celebrate the programme's world-class journalism which has scrutinized the headlines, held those in power to account and enlightened their audience with stories that have shaped and changed our society.

The book will be broken down into six thematic chapters, covering the 60 most pivotal events broadcast on the programme over the last 60 years:
- Rebellion, Revolution & Protest
- Political Landscape
- War & Conflict
- Social Change
- The Arts & Culture
- The Natural World, Science & Technology

With an introduction by the editor of the programme, Sarah Sands, on the birth of Today and the art of programming the show, and forewords from presenters Mishal Husain and Nick Robinson on the task of presenting Radio 4's flagship radio show, this book offers behind-the-scenes insight into the show that millions of people wake up to every morning. It also features an exclusive 32pp colour insert with behind-the-scenes photography from the show through the ages.

Today is much more than a radio programme, it's a perennial British staple and this book will chronicle the absorbing story of an extraordinary and ever-popular institution.

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