Eight Days In July

Radio 4 recreates one of the more extraordinary weeks in Britain's contemporary history.

When Live 8 rocked the world, as the G8 tried to change it.

When London won the Olympics, then came under terrorist attack.

And when the nation paid tribute to its World War II veterans, 60 years on.

People who were involved tell their stories and revisit the breathtaking highs and heartrending lows of those eight days.

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Radio 4 recreates one of the more extraordinary weeks in Britain's contemporary history.

When Live 8 rocked the world, as the G8 tried to change it.

When London won the Olympics, then came under terrorist attack.

And when the nation paid tribute to its World War II veterans, 60 years on.

People who were involved tell their stories and revisit the breathtaking highs and heartrending lows of those eight days.

20060701

Radio 4 recreates the extraordinary series of events that occurred last July: Live8 rocked the world, as the G8 tried to change it; London won the Olympics, then came under terrorist attack; and the nation paid tribute to its Second World War veterans, 60 years on.

Those involved tell their stories and revisit the breathtaking highs and heartrending lows of those eight days.