BBC RADIO 2 - 60s SEASON - DOCUMENTARIES

Tony Blackburn in 1967 on the opening day of Radio 1
STAND BY FOR SWITCHING: THE SOUNDSCAPE OF 1967

SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2007
2000-2100


1967 was a tumultuous year for British radio: the sinking of the pirate ships, the end of the Home Service and Light Programme, the launch of Radios 1 and 2 and start of a two-year experiment in local broadcasting at BBC Radio Leicester. But what else was going on forty years ago? Tony Blackburn, the first voice on Radio 1, introduces a collage of the news, music, TV and radio of the first summer (and autumn) of love. George Brownand the breathalyser, Biafra and Vietnam, the Maharishi and the mini-skirt, Alf Garnett, Simon Dee, Dr. Finlay …….as the Supremes would say “reflections of the way life used to be”.

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