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A radio review of the decade as recorded by BBC microphones

Ten years that saw the wind of change blow through Africa and the growth of racial discord: the assassination of a president and the world on the brink of war over Cuba and the Middle East. But 10 years also in which man began the conquest of space and advanced the frontiers of knowledge faster and more widely than ever before; and in which, however precariously, world peace was preserved. Presented by PROFESSOR ANTHONY KING of the University of Essex

Production by WALTER WALLICH

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Presented By: Professor Anthony King

Production By: Walter Wallich

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With Beyond Our Ken, It's a Fair Cop, The Navy Lark, Benny Hill Time and The Clitheroe Kid

Decade by decade, Barry Cryer showcases some of the funniest and finest shows ever broadcast by the BBC.

Six favourite shows plucked from the swinging 1960s schedules of the BBC Light Programme and BBC Home Service:

* Beyond Our Ken

Series 3 (7/14)

Kenneth Horne's busy week - and check out the latest film releases in 'Picture Go Round'. With Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and Bill Pertwee. From May 1960.

* It's A Fair Cop

From 19/06/61

Eric Sykes plays a hapless copper on a bank stake-out. With Hattie Jacques, Deryck Guyler and Dick Emery. From June 1961.

* The Navy Lark

Series 9 (16/20) Cuthbert Joins the Navy

Mrs Povey insists that her snooty nephew samples a career on the ocean wave aboard HMS Troutbridge. Stars Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips, Ronnie Barker, Michael Bates, Richard Caldicot, Heather Chasen and Tenniel Evans. From October 1967.

* Benny Hill Time

From 29/03/64

Fred Scuttle in a James Bond spoof. Topical sketches and more with Peter Vernon, Jan Waters and Anthony Sharp. From March 1964

* The Clitheroe Kid

Series 12 (11/20) Stop the Wedding, I Want to Get Off

The cheeky youngster is due to be a page boy at his Auntie's wedding, but he's not too keen on his satin outfit - so soon sparks more mayhem. Stars Jimmy Clitheroe, Peter Sinclair, Patricia Burke, Danny Ross, Diana Day, Fred Gaunt and Brian Trueman. From December 1968.

* I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again

Series 6 (4/13)

Schools debate, Merseyside mariachi and trouble at t'mill. Songs and sketches with John Cleese, Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor, David Hatch and Jo Kendall. From May 1968.

Produced and scripted by Peter Reed

First broadcast on BBC 7 in 2003.

Barry Cryer's treasures from the swinging decade, including Beyond Our Ken, It's a Fair Cop, The Navy Lark, Benny Hill Time, The Clitheroe Kid and I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again.

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Includes Whack-O!, The Men from the Ministry, The Ken Dodd Show, and Steptoe and Son.

Barry Cryer presents another swinging selection of groovy radio fun: Whack-O!, The Men From the Ministry, The Ken Dodd Show, Steptoe and Son, The Embassy Lark and Round the Horne.

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Series in which Julian Pettifer examines the legacy of the Swinging Sixties with the help of Mary Quant, Jeff Banks, Peter Hall, Mary Whitehouse and others.

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In a five-part series, Julian Pettifer examines the legacy of the Swinging 60s.

2: `Dedicated Followers of Fashion'.

This programme recalls the days when Carnaby Street felt like the hub of the universe, and Britain reigned supreme as a centre for fashion, culture and design.

With contributions from Sir Terence Conran, Mary Quant and Jeff Banks.

200C03Tune In, Turn On20000912

In a five-part series, Julian Pettifer examines the legacy of the Swinging Sixties.

3: `Tune In, Turn On'.

This programme focuses on the importance of the media in the 60s.

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Series in which Julian Pettifer examines the legacy of the Swinging Sixties.

4: `Everyone's Gone to the Moon'.

This programme reflects on the innovations large and small that helped to change a way of life.

With contributions from Bernard Lovell of Jodrell Bank and `Tomorrow's World' presenter Raymond Baxter.

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Series in which Julian Pettifer examines the legacy of the Swinging Sixties.

5: `Make Love, Not War'.

This final programme examines how the peace-loving hippie movement came into being in the shadow of the Cold War and the conflict in Vietnam.