In the News

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startedSep 1982
ended16th Jun 1999
17 school years
duration25 mins & 20 mins
age rangeAge 9-11
languageenIn English
In the News teachers cover summer 1995.jpg

In the News is a BBC schools radio series from the 1980s and 1990s, covering Current Affairs for primary school pupils.

  • normally broadcast live, but when all schools radio programmes moved to overnight transmission in autumn 1996 the programme was pre-recorded and broadcast "as live"
  • in the early 1990s repeated during the evening on BBC Radio 5
  • reduced from 25 to 20 minutes in autumn 1994
  • after the last radio episodes were broadcast in summer 1999 the series was replaced by an In the News website, which was updated throughout the 1999-2000 school year, and in turn replaced by a Schools In The News website which was updated throughout the 2000-2001 school year -
  • effectively replaced by Have Your Say!

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