Sunday Post centenary celebrations.
The Sunday Post is 100 years old next week and we want all our readers to join in the centenary celebrations.
We’re kicking off the party by becoming a TV star in fascinating documentary, A Century of Scottish Sundays: 100 Years of The Sunday Post, on BBC One Scotland at 7pm on Sunday, September 28.
And next week we’ll share our amazing history with you in our free souvenir 96-page centenary supplement.
The historic magazine, Celebrating 100 Years, will mark our amazing milestone and give readers a wonderful walk down memory lane.
It includes iconic front pages and pictures, hard-hitting news from the archives and heart-warming tales from every decade of the last 100 years.
There are classic comic strips and a reprint of the first ever Sunday Post Fun Section, where The Broons and Oor Wullie were born.
And, best of all, there’s Maw Broon’s own inimitable take on the comings and goings of the century.
Editor Donald Martin says: “We’ve been putting readers right at the heart of what we do since the very first edition of The Sunday Post.
“The team and I are very proud of our history so we’re delighted to be able to share it in next week’s superb centenary supplement.
“It includes our take on everything from Churchill to the Twin Towers, mini-skirts to the millennium, Oor Wullie’s brother to Maggie Broon’s wedding and everything in between. It really is 96 pages you won’t want to miss.”
The affection felt for the paper is something that really struck BBC documentary maker Les Wilson.
“The Sunday Post is such an iconic part of Scotland and it has recorded the people’s history,” said Les. “It’s not just about the big events, it’s about our lives too.
“I was taken by one edition during the Second World War. It reports on an important victory by Stalin against Hitler but there’s also a plea from a woman asking the government in Scotland to get her away from a Clydeside area being bombed.
“She says her husband is serving at the front while she’s fearful at home with her kids near shipyards targeted by the Germans. Side by side, major world events alongside a heartfelt personal plea.
“It showed The Sunday Post was patriotic but wasn’t afraid to have a go at the Government of behalf of its readers.”
Actor Brian Cox narrates the documentary that charts the paper’s First World War beginnings through to the digital era of the modern day.
When we first hit the streets it was to report the news from the trenches.
Those accounts were particularly moving as many of publisher DC Thomson’s staff were serving on the front line and sent back their personal stories.
The programme also has contributions from celebrity readers, Taggart duo Alex Norton and John Michie.
Regular columnists Lorraine Kelly, Ross King and Lesley Riddoch also feature.
Our souvenir pull-out next week includes:
A ‘newsy’ spread for each decade.
A spread of lighter items from the paper for each decade with Maw Broon giving her family story through the years brilliant, funny and touching stuff.
A comic strip of The Broons and Oor Wullie for each decade, which shows the progression of the strips as well as highlighting cultural changes.
A spread on the genius of artist Dudley D Watkins.
Five pages of images from entertainment to sport.
Features on The Sunday Post’s campaigning spirit, our Old Favourites and fascinating tales from ‘behind the scenes’ on the comics.
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