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  1. On This Day, 1975: The birth of Arena

    Forty years today the BBC's Arts strand Arena was screened for the first time.

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  2. On This Day, 1979: Smiley's debut

    It's 36 years since the first episode of espionage drama Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy starring Alec Guinness came to our screens.

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  3. The first outside broadcast from France was made on 27 August, 1950.

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  4. On This Day, 1991: Lime Grove Studios remembered

    On 26 August 1991, the BBC broadcast a series of programmes marking the closure of Lime Grove Studios a month before.

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  5. On This Day, 1927: First BBC Prom

    The BBC took over the Proms in 1927 - the opening concert was broadcast on August 13.

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  6. A 2,000-mile journey through the Zambezi

    In August 1965, David Attenborough took viewers on a 2,000-mile journey along the Zambezi river from its source in the centre of Africa to the Indian Ocean. 50 years later, you can watch this series on the BBC iPlayer.

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  7. On This Day, 1967: Face the Music

    The first episode of musical quiz Face the Music went out on August 3, 1967.

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  8. On This Day, 1968: Dad's Army first episode

    On July 31st, 1968, episode one of Dad's Army, "in which our hero forms a platoon of Local Defence Volunteers to defend our island home", was broadcast.

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  9. On This Day, 1948: the opening of the first televised Olympics

    The broadcasting and televising of the London 1948 Olympics was described as "the biggest operation of its kind that the BBC has ever undertaken."

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  10. On This Day, 1958: an armchair voyage to Istanbul

    On July 28, 1958, you would have hopped on a cruise with Sir Mortimer Wheeler and the Hellenic Traveller's club to Istanbul and the Islands. You can now make that trip again on this archive programme on the BBC iPlayer.

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