News Commentary

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started1st Jul 1940
endedJun 1952
13 school years
duration5 mins & 10 mins
age rangeAge 11-13 & Age 13-16
languageenIn English

News Commentary is a BBC schools radio series from the 1940s and 1950s, covering Current Affairs for secondary school pupils.

  • broadcast every weekday during wartime
  • continued after the war but eventually reduced to twice weekly in 1951-52, concentrating on general topics on Tuesdays and political topics on Fridays

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