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Day By Day : March 24 - 30

Daily at 4.55pm

Each edition will be available to listen again for seven days after the transmission. You can also sign up to a podcast of the weekly omnibus, broadcast at 11.00pm every Sunday, which will available as a podcast for seven days.

March 24 1968

On this day

24 March 2008 Alistair Cooke broadcasts his 1000th Letter from America, Harlem senator Adam Clayton Powell warns of racial civil war in the US, the Roman Catholic Church challenges the suppression of students in Poland, and London sees a fresh wave of anti-war protests.
Music used in this edition Cream: White Room, Velevet Underground: Here She Comes Now, Toots and the Maytals: Night and Day

March 25 1968

On this day

25 March 2008 Air Lingus flight 712 crashes in the Irish Sea killing 61 people, The Monkees TV series comes to an end, bubonic plague breaks out in Vietnam, and the river Ouse breaks its banks in a shock flood.
Music used in this edition Creedence Clearwater: I Put A Spell On You, David Axelrod: Merlins Prophesy

March 26 1968

On this day

26 March 2008 Paul McCartney returns from meditating in the Himalayas, Joan Baez marries draft resistance leader David Harris, the Americans unleash the F111 plane in Vietnam and Czechoslovakia reveals new democratic reforms.
Music used in this edition The Beatles: Dear Prudence, Soft Machine: Pricilla, The Nazz: Open My Eyes

March 27 1968

On this day

27 March 2008 There are celebrations and protests in the UK to mark 50 years of female suffrage, campaigning takes place for tomorrow's by-elections, the US lifts travel restrictions to some Communist countries, and Yuri Gagarin dies. Music used in this edition Gilberto Gil: Bat Macumba, John Fahey: Lion, The Beatles: Wild Honey Pie

March 28 1968

On this day

28 March 2008 Martin Luther King leads a protest in Memphis that ends in disaster, the F111 plane goes missing in Vietnam, student uprisings break out in Poland, Spain and Japan, and a new production of Oedipus is staged.
Music used in this edition Marvin Gaye: Heard It Through The Grape Vine, Can: 19thC Man, Can: Thief

March 29 1968

On this day

29 March 2008 The UK sees a landslide Tory victory in the by-election, a revolutionary new surgical material is used, the Liverpool bus strike rages on, and a take-over bid of Aintree is unveiled.
Music used in this edition Spirit: Fresh Garbage, Fairport Convention: Portfolio, Clytus Gottwold: Lux Aeterna

March 30 1968

On this day

30 March 2008 Yuri Gagarin is buried, The Grand National and the Oxford/Cambridge boat race take place, the Yardbirds record a legendary gig, Czechoslovakia's new president is sworn in, and Pinky and Perky comes to an end.
Music used in this edition Can: Pnoom, Yardbirds: You're A Better Man Than I, Gennadi Rezdestvensky: Gayane Ballet Suite

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