A six-part series in which Matthew Engel charts 100 years in the history of popular daily newspapers from 1896 to 1996.


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0101Hail To The Chief! The Launch Of The Daily Mail19970906In 1896, Lord Northcliffe, the `Chief', invented the formula for the first popular daily newspaper and made the Daily Mail the campaigning vehicle for his own enthusiasms: from wholemeal bread to national rearmament.
0102Sunshine From The Sausage Shop: The Rise Of The Daily Express19970913Often wrong, but rarely boring, Lord Beaverbrook's Daily Express overtook the Daily Mail to become Britain's top-selling daily paper in the interwar years, with a diet of reader insurance, free gifts and relentless optimism.
0103Sex, Sensation, Heroism And Pets: The Mirror's Winning Formula19970920The Daily Mirror became the paper of the demob generation, with a punchy new style of tabloid journalism that made it the world's biggest-selling English-language daily newspaper.
0104Something Appealing, Something Appalling: The News Of The World Story19970927A look at how the world's most successful Sunday newspaper has livened up boring British Sundays for over 150 years.
0105The Dawn Of A New Era: Here Comes The Sun19971004How Rupert Murdoch turned a failing left-wing broadsheet into the tabloid newspaper phenomenon of the 1970s and 80s.
0106 LASTStar Wars: A Challenge To The Sun19971011Kelvin MacKenzie's Sun captured the mood of the 80s, but the Star posed a new challenge: how far down-market can daily papers go?

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