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#OnThisDay in 1997: Computer game Grand Theft Auto was released. During a 1996 visit to the Dundee studios of DMA Design, Rory Cellan-Jones took a closer look at the game's development. Watch more on our YouTube channel
#OnThisDay in 1987: Karen Gillan was born. The Scottish actress and model is best known for playing Amy Pond in Doctor Who and Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy.
#OnThisDay in 1989: Daytime Live caught up with members of the Crossroads and Noele Gordon Appreciation Society to find out what was so special about the show dubbed: "The soap the nation loved to hate."
How have LGBTQ+ lives been viewed through the lens of the BBC over the past 50 years? Dr Matthew Linfoot of @UniWestminster delves into the BBC archive with people across the generations for podcasts that explore changing experiences and identities. 🎧
Michael Gambon stars in Dennis Potter's original drama series The Singing Detective. He plays Philip Marlow, a writer suffering from a chronic skin disease and writer's block who is thrown into an altered reality. Watch it tonight on BBC Four at 22:10 and after on @BBCiPlayer .
Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. In 1938, Sir Nicholas Winton brought Jewish children from German-occupied Czechoslovakia to safety in the UK. Fifty years later, That’s Life reunited him with some of those children.
#Onthisday 1970: Wendy Carlos demonstrated how to synthesise electronic noise into musical sound.
How do you live with yourself, after killing another man? What would you have done in WWI? Visit to discover more.
#OnThisDay 1977: Thanks for the Memory - The Viewer's View asked people what they thought about television. This woman was likely approached for a snappy vox pop, but ended up delivering something closer to a dramatic monologue. Fantastic stuff.