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SOS: Where is mother?

Duration: 02:11

Eddie Mair speaks to people whose lives were changed forever upon hearing BBC SOS broadcasts. Linda Miller's family rushed to her deathbed after one particular broadcast. The BBC SOS messages were a broadcast institution, first heard in March 1923. The messages would be broadcast on air and were specifically targetted at the families of people who were very ill or dying and urgently needed their family by their side. In this programme, Eddie tracks down people who heard these messages calling them to their loved ones and from those who were themselves the subject of SOS messages which brought their families swiftly to their bedsides.

Available since: Thu 6 Sep 2012

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And Now an Urgent SOS Message...

Eddie Mair tells of the SOS Message Service, which ran for more than 70 years on BBC Radio

First broadcast: 04 Sep 2012

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