Tickle The Public And Make Them Grin
A six-part series in which Matthew Engel charts 100 years in the history of popular daily newspapers from 1896 to 1996.
|01||01||Hail To The Chief! The Launch Of The Daily Mail||19970906||In 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.|
|01||02||Sunshine From The Sausage Shop: The Rise Of The Daily Express||19970913||Often 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.|
|01||03||Sex, Sensation, Heroism And Pets: The Mirror's Winning Formula||19970920||The 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.|
|01||04||Something Appealing, Something Appalling: The News Of The World Story||19970927||A look at how the world's most successful Sunday newspaper has livened up boring British Sundays for over 150 years.|
|01||05||The Dawn Of A New Era: Here Comes The Sun||19971004||How Rupert Murdoch turned a failing left-wing broadsheet into the tabloid newspaper phenomenon of the 1970s and 80s.|
|01||06 LAST||Star Wars: A Challenge To The Sun||19971011||Kelvin MacKenzie's Sun captured the mood of the 80s, but the Star posed a new challenge: how far down-market can daily papers go?|