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Today

By: Sarah Sands,Nick Robinson,Martha Kearney,Edward Stourton,BBC Radio 4
Narrated by: Edward Stourton,Martha Kearney,NIck Robinson,Sarah Sands
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Today is the sound of history being made - live on air.

In an era of fake news, echo chambers and new fault lines in global politics, millions of listeners turn to BBC Radio 4's Today programme each morning to help them make sense of the world around them. 

The first ever book from the iconic programme marks six decades of BBC Radio 4's Today programme with 60 world changing stories as they were broadcast. Covering war, rebellion and political transformation, to significant changes in culture, society and the scientific world, the book explores events as they happened and how they changed the world around us.

From the fall of the Berlin Wall and the anti-apartheid movement to 9/11 and the Rise of Islamic State, from the Rushdie affair to the emergence of Brit Art and from space exploration to the tomorrow's world of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Key figures within the book include Harold Wilson, Margaret Thatcher, Stephen Hawking, Tracey Emin and Barack Obama.

Chapters include:

Chapter 1: Rebellion, Revolution and Protest

Chapter 2: Britain's Political Landscape

Chapter 3: War, Conflict and Security

Chapter 4: Art, Culture and Sport

Chapter 5: Social Change

Chapter 6: The Natural World, Science and Technology

Edited by Edward Stourton. Forewords by Nick Robinson & Martha Kearney. With an introduction by Sarah Sands, editor of the Today programme.

Shortlisted for the 2019 FutureBook of the Year award.

©2019 BBC Radio 4 (P)2019

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A documentary feel to it.

A great overview of a morning show I haven't heard of, though I'm familiar with the BBC. A great idea mixing archive reports with narration, gives it the feel of a documentary.

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