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The Essay, A Beep Heard Around the World Episode guide

  1. Episode 4

    4/4 Monica Grady, space scientist at the Open University, discusses how Sputnik gave her a job

    First broadcast: 04 Oct 2007

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  2. A Beep Heard Around the World

    3/4 News of Sputnik and rock and roll arrived together in South Africa for Christopher Hope.

    First broadcast: 03 Oct 2007

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  3. A Beep Heard Around the World

    2/4 Zinovy Zinik tried to escape his playground by leaping up to hitch a lift on Sputnik.

    First broadcast: 02 Oct 2007

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  4. A Beep Heard Around the World

    1/4 Sputnik 1 launched and modernity was born in the mind of Barnsley schoolboy Ian McMillan.

    First broadcast: 01 Oct 2007

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