Fifty years of the Beatles

It is half a century since the Beatles released their first single.

Love Me Do didn't get very far up the charts but it marked the beginning of their legendary pop career.

Photo: Keystone/Getty Images.

Note: Due to rights restrictions, this programme is not available as a podcast.

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10 minutes

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Sat 6 Oct 2012 02:50 GMT

The WW2 Collection

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Eye-witness accounts from significant wartime events

The Vietnam War Collection

Operation Babylift

On the 40th anniversary of the end of the war, browse compelling eye-witness accounts.

Cuban History Collection

Fidel Castro and Nikita Khrushchev, Credit: OFF/AFP/Getty Images

Stories from Cuba's recent history and its difficult relationship with the US

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