Panorama has been on air every year since 1953
Below is a brief description of the topics Panorama has covered in each decade including a memorable clip from a Panorama film of that era.
BBC Television management’s desire to have a regular, informative «window on the world» first brought Panorama to our screens in November 1953.
Generally considered a shambles, the first programme was immediately pulled off air for an overhaul.
The revamped programme soon began to hit its stride though and became a permanent fixture in the BBC’s schedules, with programmes on a wide range of events and issues, including the hydrogen bomb, the Suez crisis, the Hungarian uprising and those 1950s perennials – race and immigration.