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  1. BBC Genome

    The broadcast journey to Total Football

    A history of the World Cup, as told by BBC Genome. More than 20 million UK viewers tuned in to watch the final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, in stark contrast there is barely a trace of the early World Cups in BBC Genome.

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  2. BBC Genome

    News flashback 1958: The Munich air disaster

    On 6th February 1958 a plane carrying the Manchester United side crashed while attempting to take-off from a Munich-Riem airport in Germany. There were 23 fatalities in the crash and team manager Matt Busby was severely injured. It is now referred to as the Munich Air Disaster

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  3. BBC Genome

    Broadcasting darts: How TV and radio hit the bullseye

    Starting out on radio before becoming a regular in the television schedules, particularly in the 1980s, darts has appeared regularly in the listings. Here are some of the 80 reasons for the success of darts programming.

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  4. BBC Genome

    Howzat! A brief history of cricket on the BBC

    Cricket coverage has evolved from instructional radio programming in the early years of the BBC to match reports and eventually live coverage throughout the day on television and radio. This blog will look at important moments in cricket broadcasting and the personalities involved.

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  5. BBC Genome

    A History of Snooker on TV: How the baize got on the box

    A look back at how snooker has been covered in the media. Starting on radio before black and white television and finally making its big break when Sir David Attenborough wanted something to showcase colour television. It has gone from strength to strength since the first pot black in 1969 with ...

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  6. Covering the Olympics

    A glance at how the BBC has covered the Olympic Games through the decades and how Radio Times front pages have also evolved.

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  7. 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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