Today in History: 1957

Click on the link below to see a clip from a historic broadcast from 1 April, 1957, of the respected, ground-breaking BBC documentary programme, Panorama, with famed BBC news broadcaster Richard Dimbleby.

I apologize for the poor quality of the film clip, but the broadcast is rather old. However, the historical import of the film far outweighs any considerations of picture and/or sound quality.

1 April, 1957 Panorama Documentary


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5 Responses to Today in History: 1957

  1. chuckm says:

    Wow. That’s about it. Just, “Wow.” I wonder how many people went out looking to buy a spaghetti tree of their own.

  2. Vrouw_Jonker says:

    Ew, ha ha ha! (Insert Lady Tottington lawf)
    Now what do you suppose happened to the spaghetti weevils? DDT?

  3. RevJATB says:

    Chuck, according to the BBC’s web site, many people did write to enquire about growing their own spaghetti. The BBC’s reply to these enquiries was, “Place a sprig of dried spaghetti in an opened tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best.”

  4. brad says:

    Excellent. I especially enjoyed Mr. Dimbleby’s rendering of “spaghetti.”


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