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Day By Day : April 14 - 20

April 14 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 14 April 2008 Easter Sunday. Further rioting in Germany follows the shooting of Rudi Dutschke, the Pope condemns war in Vietnam and the BBC go behind the scenes at London's Playboy club. The excerpt of Pope Paul VI used is from and with the permission of the sound archive of Vatican Radio.
Music used in this edition The Byrds: One Draft Morning, John Fred and His Playboy Band: Judy In Disguise (With Glasses), The Doors: Spanish Caravan

April 15 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 15 April 2008 Protest day in London. Dutschke-ism hits the UK. Aldermaston marchers reach Trafalgar Square, conflict in Israel escalates and the FBI close in on Martin Luther King's killer.
Music used in this edition The Doors: 5 to 1, Donovan: Hurdy Gurdy Man , The Small Faces: Lazy Sunday Afternoon, The Tempations: Cloud 9

April 16 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 16 April 2008 The USA announces the beginning of the slow process of returning Vietnam to the Vietnamese. Britain withdraws from the European space programme, and foot and mouth restrictions are lifted.
Music used in this edition The Doors: The Unknown Soldier, The Beatles: Piggies, Simon and Garfunkel: Sound of Silence

April 17 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 17 April 2008 The Egg Board penalises farmers, the UK begins to decimalise its currency, conductor Sir John Barbirolli retires and Sir Learie Constantine is appointed as the first black rector of St Andrews University.
Music used in this edition Mary Hopkins: Those Were The Days, Love: This House Is Not A Motel, The Beatles: Happiness Is A Warm Gun

April 18 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 18 April 2008 Greeks around the world protest at the ruling Junta, as the first anniversary of their coup approaches. Wales prepares to welcome a new prince and Tory MP Humphrey Berkeley resigns over his party's policies on race.
Music used in this edition The Temptations: I Wish It Would Rain , Gene Pitney: 24 Hours from Tulsa, Love: The Red Telephone, The Chambers Brothers: Time

April 19 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 19 April 2008 PM Harold Wilson takes a tough line with the unions, school children are caught up in the protest culture and London Bridge is sold an American company and is set to leave London.
Music used in this edition Walker Brothers: Make It Easy On Yourself, Can: Nineteenth Century Man, Status Quo: Paradise Flats, The Mamas and Papas: California Dreamin'

April 20 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 20 April 2008 Race is the issue on both sides of the Atlantic. Enoch Powell makes his 'Rivers of Blood' speech and Chicago's Mayor Daley defends his shoot to kill policy.
Music used in this edition The Hollies: Listen to Me, Status Quo: Sunny Cellophane Skies, The Rolling Stones: Jumpin' Jack Flash

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