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1966 archeology series chronicle was first broadcast the first episode vikings in north america is available t
#OnThisDay 1966: Archeology series Chronicle was first broadcast.

The first episode, Vikings in North America, is available to watch on iPlayer here:
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onthisday 1968 blue peter featured yet another robot it had no practical use but it looked cool
#OnThisDay 1968: Blue Peter featured yet another robot. It had no practical use, but it looked cool.
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onthisday 1974 nationwide encountered an awful lot of hot air at a balloon race in cirencester
#OnThisDay 1974: Nationwide encountered an awful lot of hot air at a balloon race in Cirencester.
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1960 you re not at all worried are you doctor about the curse of the mummy alan whicker attended the x ray of
#OnThisDay 1960: "You're not at all worried, are you, doctor, about the curse of the mummy?"

Alan Whicker attended the x-ray of one of Haslemere's oldest residents - 2300 year old Pa-Er-Abu.
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1981 he gives her instructions by waving his hands or his hat meg the sheepdog didn t let being deaf stop her
#OnThisDay 1981: "He gives her instructions by waving his hands or his hat."

Meg the sheepdog didn't let being deaf stop her rounding up sheep.
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1911 the journalist james cameron was born his documentary series cameron country is among our all time favour
#OnThisDay 1911: The journalist James Cameron was born.

His documentary series Cameron Country is among our all-time favourites. Here is a clip from Nobody Ever Asks Why, first broadcast in 1969.
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1975 horizon investigated why music makes humans tick in the rather excellent documentary the three chord tric
#OnThisDay 1975: Horizon investigated why music makes humans tick, in the rather excellent documentary The Three Chord Trick.
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1964 could horace the studliest of worms stop slag heaps from being eyesores mr lynam of the wwf wriggly worm
#OnThisDay 1964: Could Horace - the studliest of worms - stop slag heaps from being eyesores? Mr Lynam of the WWF (Wriggly Worm Farm) thought so.
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1975 lesley judd showed how you could make a belting fashion statement using old comics and of course transpar
#OnThisDay 1975: Lesley Judd showed how you could make a belting fashion statement, using old comics and (of course) "transparent sticky back plastic".
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1963 valentina tereshkova became the first woman to fly to space she recalled her experience on tonight in 197
#OnThisDay 1963: Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to fly to space. She recalled her experience on Tonight in 1977.

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how do you live with yourself after killing another man what would you have done in wwi visit to discover more
How do you live with yourself, after killing another man? What would you have done in WWI? Visit to discover more.
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1932 little richard was born bbc archive will never tire of his incredible 1972 interview on late night line u
#OnThisDay 1932: Little Richard was born. BBC Archive will never tire of his incredible 1972 interview on Late Night Line-Up.
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onthisday 1978 the british public were not impressed at the prospect of switching from miles to kilometres
#OnThisDay 1978: The British public were not impressed at the prospect of switching from miles to kilometres.
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1977 john noakes scaled nelson s column on a wobbly ladder with no safety harnessand no helmetwearing flares t
#OTD 1977: John Noakes scaled Nelson's Column, on a wobbly ladder... with no safety harness...and no helmet...wearing flares... to clean some pigeon poo. Don't try this. Anywhere. Ever.
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onthisday 1982 cricket was declared to be scientifically impossible
#OnThisDay 1982: Cricket was declared to be scientifically impossible.
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onthisday 1976 blue peter showed off a phone with no cable that you could even take outside it ll never catch
#OnThisDay 1976: Blue Peter showed off a phone with no cable that you could even take outside. It'll never catch on.
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1999 the tweenies was first broadcast look at them wearing shades indoors they think they re so cool
#OnThisDay 1999: The Tweenies was first broadcast. Look at them, wearing shades indoors, they think they're so cool... #TBT
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1980 the empire strikes back went on general release in the uk a fine excuse to show the cast appearing on blu
#OnThisDay 1980: The Empire Strikes Back went on general release in the UK. A fine excuse to show the cast appearing on Blue Peter again.
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1977 john noakes and terry the cameraman scaled nelson s column to clean out some pigeon poo this is absolutel
#OnThisDay 1977: John Noakes (and Terry the cameraman) scaled Nelson's Column to clean out some pigeon poo. This is absolutely terrifying, but compulsive viewing.
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otd 1981 carry on thermocoupling kenneth williams was a guest presenter on tomorrow s world the mind boggles
#OTD 1981: Carry On Thermocoupling: Kenneth Williams was a guest presenter on Tomorrow's World. "The mind boggles!"
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