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News 39


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3 September 1939
'...and so consequently this country is at war with Germany.'
With these words, Prime
Minister Neville Chamberlain took Britain into the Second World War, 50 years ago today. Sue Lawley brings you the news of that momentous Sunday, as though it were happening today - recapturing the events and the mood of the British people as they went to war. Correspondents: Charles Wheeler , David Sells ,
Tim Sebastian , Christopher Jones Christopher Lee , Paul Burden. Researcher MONA ADAMS
Executive producer HUGH PURCELL Producer STEPHEN PHELPS
0 CASSETTES: from the BBC archives, 'The Second World War'
(£5.99); 'D-Day Despatches I Victory in Europe' (£5.99) - two double cassette packs available from bookshops and record shops.


Unknown: Neville Chamberlain
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: David Sells
Unknown: Tim Sebastian
Unknown: Christopher Jones
Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Paul Burden.
Unknown: Mona Adams
Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: Nicholas Witchell

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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.

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