BBC 100: 40 interesting facts about its biggest programmes – BBC

From Doctor Who to Desert Island Discs, the BBC has become one of the most recognised and cherished media brands around the world thanks to its programmes.
As the corporation gears up to celebrate its 100th birthday, it's worth looking back on some of the content (and controversy) that has surrounded its biggest brands.
There are far, far too many BBC programmes to be able to mention even 1% of them here, so please stop composing your letter of complaint and just enjoy reading up on a select few.
Here are 40 interesting facts about some of the BBC's best-known programmes.
Read more about BBC programmes and milestones of the last 100 years here.
BBC opens archives to public to mark centenary
BBC announces shows to mark centenary year
How Graham Norton's chat show became a TV blueprint
Russia admits Kherson 'tense' under shelling
Chinese envoy involved in protester attack – UK MP
Iranian climber 'says hijab fell off accidentally'
Can Bolivia's women inspire change in US Congress?
What these buzzwords say about Xi's China
'Hyenas are scavenging on the victims of war'
The 800-day US visa wait causing India despair. Video
Can a non-Gandhi Congress chief take on India PM Modi?
What makes Nashville a magnet for entrepreneurs? Video
Fuel protests gripping more than 90 countries
How Iran state TV tries to control story of protests. Video
'A tragic plane crash; a stain on football's reputation'
How emotional cheating destroys couples
A controversial archaeological find
The US' puzzling, paranormal mystery
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