Light and sound

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The age of light and sound

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Come rain or snow

Several times a week in 1815-65, Copenhageners could enjoy the sight of a marvellous Danish…

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Silent night

When the church bells began ringing in the New Year 1920, it was the signal for the telephones in…

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Post by night

Every night, the basements under the Central Post Office were a hive of activity as the bureau…

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Famous gang burgles kiosk

The kiosk on Kongens Nytorv is immortalised on film in the Olsen Gang's last exploits from…

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Trotsky on Danish airwaves

In 1932, Leon Trotsky (1879-1940) visited Copenhagen on a lecture tour. The Russian revolutionary, …

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Hanne Fabricius

Collisions prohibited by law

In Denmark's oldest Road Traffic Act, dating from 1685, King Christian V introduced parking…

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Lied to the Germans

Radiohuset was almost half-built in 1940 when Denmark came under German occupation. The occupying…

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Radical break with monopoly

In the early 1980s, many politicians dearly wanted a TV channel to compete with DR. But they…

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Flemming Steen Nielsen

A political battleground

Danmarks Radio still had a monopoly on TV broadcasting in Denmark back in 1964. Its mandate was…

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Coast to coast radio

With the exception of the inhabitants of Northwest Jutland, where bog iron ore in the soil impeded …

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