Ariel 17 April 2014 Last updated at 16:34

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Portents, programmes and a birthday partyBBC Two celebrates 50th birthday

A hired kangaroo died before carrying out its launch day duties, while a power cut scuppered first night schedules. But BBC Two survived a bad start and celebrates its 50th birthday this weekend.

George AlagiahGeorge Alagiah diagnosed with cancer

The News at Six and Ten presenter is 'optimistic for a positive outcome' as he takes a break to undergo treatment for bowel cancer.

nikki FoxNikki Fox to be disability correspondent

The Sony award-winning journalist, who has muscular dystrophy, has been appointed as disability correspondent and will be based in Salford.

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