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Day By Day : April 21 - 27

April 21 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 21 April 2008 The day after his infamous speech Enoch Powell is sacked; 5000 protest in Trafalgar Square against the military junta in Greece; and, despite snow earlier in the month, it's the hottest April day since 1949.
Music used in this edition Jimi Hendrix: I Don't Live Today, Terry Riley: Fire.

April 22 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 22 April 2008 Steel workers strike in support of Enoch Powell; there's trouble at Heathrow; and Mrs Jury waters her telephone!
Music used in this edition Cream: SWLABR, Aretha Franklin: See Saw, Frank Zappa: The Legend of the Golden Arches

April 23 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 23 April 2008 Dockers march on parliament to back Enoch Powell; decimal coins are introduced; and it's not safe on the streets of Glasgow.
Music used in this edition Jimi Hendrix: And The Gods Made Love, Taurus: Spirit, Jethro Tull: Love Story, David Cain: Mass in C

April 24 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 24 April 2008 Smithfield porters collect 2000 signatures to say Enoch Powell was right; Chancellor Roy Jenkins lays it on the line; and does Vidal Sassoon make mutton look like lamb?
Music used in this edition Frank Zappa: Why Don'tcha Do Me Right?, Steve Miller Band: Lucky Man, Miles Davis: Frelon Brun

April 25 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 25 April 2008 Ethnic minorities speak out against Enoch Powell; Colonel 'Black Jack' Schramme's mercenaries return to Britain; and RAF hero Douglas Bader reaches for his handkerchief.
Music used in this edition The Who: Magic Bus, Steve Miller Band: Quicksilver Girl, Cream: Traintime

April 26 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 26 April 2008 Divisions at the Columbia University protest begin to show; the American base at Khe Sanh, Vietnam, isn't as safe as they thought it was; and there's racial harmony in Cardiff.
Music used in this edition Steve Miller Band: Children of the Future, Frank Zappa: King Kong, Buffalo Springfield: Questions

April 27 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 27 April 2008 The abortion act comes into force; the Sherlock Holmes Society begin their pilgrimage to the Reichenbach Falls: and Martin Luther King's widow delivers his 10 Commandments on Vietnam.
Music used in this edition Cream: We're Going Wrong, Steve Miller Band: Children of the Future, Francis Travis: Requiem for Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, Two Mixed Choirs and Orchestra



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