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Episode 50 of 50

57 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 22 March 2012

In the final instalment of our audio journey through the 20th Century, Jeremy Vine takes listeners back to the year 2000.

There is tragedy in the air and on the railways, as Concorde crash lands in France and an InterCity 225 derails at Hatfield. And, on her daughter's 10th birthday, the troubled life of Paula Yates reaches a tragic conclusion.

In America there's an election win for George W Bush, while in the UK Ken Livingstone becomes the first elected Mayor of London.

At the box office, there are big successes for X-Men and Russell Crowe's Gladiator. The first series of Big Brother becomes front page news when "Nasty Nick" tries to influence the voting. And the catchphrase of the new millenium is "Wassup!"

And we take a jet-propelled journey back through the last 50 years of tragedy, triumph, and trivia.

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