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Day By Day : May 12 - 18

May 12 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 12 May 2008 The Poor People's March reaches Washington; in the UK, the victim of the gruesome torso murder is identified; and the first episode of The Railway Children makes Jenny Agutter a TV star.
Music used in this edition Jimi Hendrix: 1983, A Merman I Should Turn to Be, Can: Little Star of Bethlehem

May 13 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 13 May 2008 The general strike in France darkens radio studios; the battle for Saigon reaches its awful climax; and the BBC struggles with the concept of students going on strike.
Music used in this edition Frank Zappa: Trouble Every Day, Pink Floyd: A Saucerful of Secrets, Captain Beefheart: Gimme Dat Harp Boy

May 14 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 14 May 2008 US presidential candidate Hubert Humphrey claims he's a soul brother; civil servants in the UK want the money; and how much is comedian Bob Hope really worth?
Music used in this edition Lee Hazlewood: She Comes Running, Velvet Underground: White Light, White Heat, Jimi Hendrix: Still Raining, Still Dreaming

May 15 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 15 May 2008 The BBC witnesses the aftermath of the battle for Saigon; what are the troubles in Paris all about? And the British Police Federation don't want racial discrimination added to their discipline code.
Music used in this edition Steve Miller Band: Song for our Ancestors, Serge Gainsbourg: L'anamour, Frank Zappa: Who Are The Brain Police?, Frank Zappa: Uncle Meat, Main Title Theme

May 16 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 16 May 2008 The Ronan Point disaster - an entire corner of a newly-built high-rise block of flats in London collapses; TV viewers ponder the nation's increasingly chaotic industrial scene'; and Prince Philip realises "it would have been much better if I'd kept my trap shut!".
Music used in this edition Gyorgy Ligeti: Jupiter and Beyond, Tommy James and the Shondells: Mony Mony

May 17 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 17 May 2008 The day after the Ronan Point disaster, where will its residents live now? Tesco's has big ambitions; and the first European Cooperative Satellite is blasted into space.
Music used in this edition Love Sculpture: In the Land of the Few, Creedence Clearwater Revival: Ninety Nine and a Half

May 18 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 18 May 2008 It's FA Cup Final day at Wembley but they aren't letting Everton fans in; the organisers of the first European Festival of Pop Music try to turn everyone on; and, what is life like for an ordinary housewife in Saigon?
Music used in this edition Buffalo Springfield: Uno Mundo, Fairport Convention: She Moves Through The Fair

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