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This section gives you an archive of the stories which made it into the national press during 1948.
The BBC broadcasts from 11 Downing Street for the first time.
The BBC's 'Any Questions?' is first broadcast. Freddie Grisewood chairs the discussion at Winchester Town Hall. The first question is put by the Mayoress of Winchester who asked "what effect would it have in world affairs if women were able to exert more power in professional politics and diplomacy?"
Members of the first panel included the late John Arlott, who was a BBC producer at the time, the novelist Naomi Royde-Smith and the journalist Honor Croome. The programme originated as "The Brains Trust" in 1941.