The Year Of Dreams

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19880120]

A six-part review of a turbulent year, 1968, when the post-war generation shook the world by challenging the power and ideas of their elders.

1: What Revolution?

Nigel Fountain ignores the advice of Yippie leader Abbie Hoffman who said, 'Riots are holy, so don't screw around with explanations.'

All the street-cries of 68 - Legalise pot! Burn the files! Black power! Victory to the NLF! Do it! - all the marches and manifestos in London, New York, Paris and Chicago, could be summed up by the slogan 'Be a realist - demand the impossible!'

The young revolutionaries set out to change the system and they failed. But instead they changed a generation. Producer PETER EVERETT BBC Manchester

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880120]

Leader: Abbie Hoffman

Producer: Peter Everett

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880124]

A six-part review of a turbulent year, 1968, when the post-war generation shook the world by challenging the power and ideas of their elders.

1: What Revolution?

Nigel Fountain ignores the advice of Yippie leader Abbie Hoffman , who said, 'Riots are holy, so don't screw around with explanations.'

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880124]

Leader: Abbie Hoffman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880127]

A six-part review of the turbulent year 1968, when the post-war generation shook the world by challenging the power and ideas of their elders.

2: A New French Revolution What happened to turn bored students in Pans and Berlin into spring-time revolutionaries, provoke a French general strike, and shatter the myth of an invincible de Gaulle?

Rudi Dutschke in Berlin and Dany Cohn-Bendit were a new breed of media-conscious student revolutionaries who challenged the old icons of capitalism and communism. But now Dany the Red has become Dany the Green...

Did they deceive themselves and their followers in 1968 or did they force change on western society?

Presented by David Caute Producer DAVID LEVY BBC Manchester

(Re-broadcast next Sunday)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880127]

Unknown: Rudi Dutschke

Unknown: Dany Cohn-Bendit

Presented By: David Caute

Producer: David Levy

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880131]

A six-part review of a turbulent year, 1968, when the post-war generation shook the world by challenging the power and ideas of their elders.

2: A New French Revolution Presented by David Caute

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880131]

Presented By: David Caute