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British Pathé was the star of The One Show yesterday, in what was the first chapter of a four-part mini feature exploring the famous archive. Former-MP-turned-telly-historian Gyles Brandreth guest-presents the features in which he delves into the British Pathé archive and pulls out his personal favourites. You can tune in to see last night’s episode of The One Show on their BBC iPlayer page.

Presenters Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley were thrilled with the British Pathé footage as Gyles Brandreth took them on a tour of old reels from Australian ballet of the 1960s and action-packed war clips to the nationwide announcement of King George’s death. As Gyles Brandreth put it – “It really has got the whole history of our nation.” You can watch all the British Pathé clips that featured on The One Show here.

Parts 2, 3 and 4 of British Pathé’s mini-feature series with The One Show are scheduled for 14 April, 26 April and11 May. Make sure to tune in!

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