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1. In radio and television, a discrete presentation typically lasting half an hour or an hour (in commercial stations interrupted by ad breaks), produced as a stand-alone entity: for example, as an episode of a series or as a news bulletin: comparenon-programme material.

2. Up until the 1970s, a term for a broadcast service in the UK, synonymous with network in the US: for example, the ‘National Programme’ was a radio service broadcast from London in the 1930s.

Subjects: Media Studies.

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