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The Birth of the News

For more than half a century, the film and newsreel company British Pathé documented almost every aspect of everyday life in Britain and around the world. Covering everything from major world events and exotic foreign travelogues to the pageantry of state occasions and gritty social issues, the company amassed a unique documentary record of 20th-century life. This series delves into British Pathé's amazing treasure trove of images, beginning with the work of the buccaneering cameramen behind Pathé's newsreels - men who witnessed pivotal moments in history and created many of the conventions of news programming that we still use today.

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1 hour

Last on

Mon 14 Mar 2016 02:10


Role Contributor
ProducerBill MacLeod
DirectorBill MacLeod
Executive ProducerDavid Okuefuna
NarratorVerity Sharp