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Edition of the early evening news bulletin.Includes a montage of the various modes of transport being used to escape for the holidays. This is followed by an interview with the Minister of Transport, who emerges from an ambulance to emphasise his points. He is very worried about the high number of deaths on the roads (102 last Easter), but he assures viewers that a 50mph speed restriction won't be introduced until Whit week. (1961)

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20 minutes

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Thu 30 Mar 1961 18:00
BBC Television Service

Did You Know

Easter can fall on any Sunday between 22 March and 25 April. There was huge controversy in the early Christian Church over the setting of the date for the resurrection of Jesus. Consensus wasn't reached until AD 325, when the Council of Nicaea decreed that Easter should be observed on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the spring equinox (21 March).


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Role Contributor
PresenterMichael Hancock
ParticipantErnest Marples

Bank Holidays Collection

Bank Holidays Collection

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