Episode guide

The Sixties

Series 1

The Sixties

  • The Sixties The Years That Shaped A Generation, 1

    Relive a defining chapter in America's past, a decade that saw civil rights movements, Vietnam, the rise of youth counterculture and women's liberation.

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  • The Sixties The Years That Shaped A Generation, 2

    Historians and archival footage help us piece together the key social movements of the 1960s, as black people, women and homosexuals fought for their rights. Final part.

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The Sixties: Television Comes of Age

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The Sixties: Television Comes of Age

  • The World on the Brink

    The decade that shaped America. Hear about the tense political situations that arose in the 1960s, from the Cuban missile crisis to the Bay of Pigs Invasion.

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  • The Assassination of President Kennedy

    A decade that history will never forget. This edition concentrates solely on the shocking murder of JFK and its impact upon a grieving nation.

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  • The Assassination of President Kennedy: Part 2

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  • The War in Vietnam

    Comprehensive guide to the '60s. The Vietnam War changed America forever. Hear how opposition to the war led to a turbulent period that put paid to Lyndon Johnson's presidency.

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  • Television Comes of Age

    Tom Hanks executive produces this terrific series on the swinging Sixties. Learn how TV influenced, and was influenced by, the decade's watershed events and cultural changes.

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  • The British Invasion

    Enjoy this nostalgic look at Britain's major pop offensive on the US in the 1960s. The Fab Four's landmark gig on the Ed Sullivan Show fuelled Beatlemania and changed music forever.

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  • The Space Race

    Learn more about the fierce, decade-long space race between America and the Soviet Union, which culminated in a giant leap for mankind - Apollo 11's manned trip to the Moon.

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  • Part One

    White America's appalling attitude to race and segregation are exposed, as we revisit the work of the civil rights movement and hear first-hand accounts from advocates of equality.

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  • A Long March to Freedom: Part 2

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  • The Times They Are A-Changin'

    Revisit this landmark era of change. The women's liberation movement and the Stonewall riots were among the fights for rights in the 1960s.

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  • A Monumental Year, 1968

    This terrific, Emmy-nominated history series reflects on the political and social turmoil of 1968, a rocky year in which both Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated.

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  • Sex, Drugs and Rock n' Roll

    The acclaimed documentary series. Hear about the exciting changes in music, attitude to politics and counterculture of the late 1960s, including the birth of the hippy movement.

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The Sixties

Series 1

The Sixties

  • The Assassination of Kennedy

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  • A Long March to Freedom

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