Printing Abroad

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Did you know that the French once printed 60 million copies of the Radio Times? During the 1950s, while our British compositors were partaking in a strike, we decided to send the work over the channel. The magazine was produced in Paris from 20th January until the 28th March 1956;below is the last one printed across the Channel.

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This fiasco would not have made Radio Times fans back in the day particularly happy. To go from a 64-page magazine to a broadsheet – and still pay the same three pence – must have seemed quite the rip off. That said, buying a publication that had racked up that many air miles had to cost something!

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