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Images from the past

1943-1958

F.G. French, the textbook writer, teaching a group of Indian girls in the studio. The 'English by Radio' series 'Listen and Teach', was made in 1958 to help teachers of English abroad, especially those in South-East Asia and Africa.

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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