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The Essay

BBC Radio 3

The Essay

A Beep Heard Around the World

Episode 1: A Beep Heard Around the World

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Four personal essays marking last year's 50th anniversary of Sputnik 1's launch. In October 1957, the USSR launched Sputnik and the space race began.

BBC Radio 3

About BBC Radio 3

Live music and the arts: broadcasts more live music than any other radio network. Classical music is its core. Genres include world and new music, jazz, speech and drama.

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