• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

    TV
  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

    Radio
  • Show Years

    Hide Years

    Year
  • Issues

Close group

Close group

The NHS: a Difficult Beginning

Synopsis

We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
The National Health Service came into existence on 5 July 1948, but it was not an easy birth. Today it serves the needs of one-and-a-half million patients and their families every day, but in the months leading up to its inception it faced a barrage of criticism from the media, the Conservative Party and, most vociferously, from doctors, nurses and dentists who feared they would lose their independence. Labour's Minister of Health, Nye Bevan , was the man charged with delivering the NHS; this film reveals how his determination, courage and political skill instituted a system that is widely regarded as a national treasure.
Director Mark Hayhurst ; Producer Ian Macmillan
See also Panorama on Monday at 8.30pm on BBC1

Contributors

Unknown: Nye Bevan
Director: Mark Hayhurst
Producer: Ian MacMillan

Tell us more or contact us

Do you know something about this programme that we have not included above?
Or would you like to ask the Genome team a question?

Tell us more or contact us

The NHS: a Difficult Beginning

BBC Two England, 5 July 2008 20.30






About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

Feedback about The NHS: a Difficult Beginning, BBC Two England, 20.30, 5 July 2008
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're referring to: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/eeb19b65d13f4ab0bce9e75b28b6dd75

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel