Best of Today
60 Years of Conversations, Contradictions and Controversies
By BBC Radio 4
60 years of broadcasting conversations, contradictions and controversies to the nation.
THE FIRST BOOK FROM THE MOST INFLUENTIAL NEWS PROGRAMME IN BRITAIN, THE TODAY PROGRAMME.
'Get ready to become outraged'
- John Humphrys, 1998
'We've heard the world will never be the same again'
- Sue MacGregor, 2001
Best of Today marks Radio 4s Today programme's 60-year anniversary as told in 60 world-changing events, from wars, conflicts and shifts in the political landscape to changes in social roles, culture, science and technology.
The first ever book from the Today programme takes an original approach to our nation's history, exploring the events that have transformed our modern age. From the Fall of the Berlin Wall; the Falklands War; the Anti-Apartheid Movement and the Phenomenon of the Islamic State to the Gay Rights Movement; the Salman Rushdie Affair; the Emergence of Brit Art; Engineering the Channel Tunnel; the Beagle 2's Space Endeavour; Stephen Hawking's Last Hypothesis and Tomorrow's World of AI and Robotics.
Today is much more than a radio programme, it's a perennial British staple, and the Best of Today chronicles the 20th- and 21st-century history of our nation as it happened live on air.
Today is BBC Radio 4's long-running early morning news and current affairs programme. It consists of regular news bulletins, serious and often confrontational political interviews, in-depth reports, Thought for the Day and Puzzle for Today. Today has been voted the most influential news programme in Britain in setting the political agenda, and in February 2017 recorded its highest ever audience figures, reaching 7.45 million weekly listeners (from 7.1m last quarter and 7.03m last year). In an era of fake news, echo chambers and significant shifts in global politics, the role of Radio 4's Today programme as the most trusted guide to the world and news around us is more important than ever.
- Other details
- Publication date:
04 Oct 2018
- Page count: