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Images from the past

1943-1958

1950. The 'Brown Family' broadcasts helped foreign students to learn modern colloquial English. Right to left: The Brown family's Christmas; Mr Brown takes a nap; The Brown family's Sunday tea.

1959-1989

Norwegian students, Karl Naesvold (left) and Ruth Oftedal (right) being shown the BBC Control Room at Bush House. In August 1959 over 80 men and women from 16 countries attended the 8th BBC 'English by Radio' Summer School in London.

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