The 60s: a special

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by Edward Pearse on Saturday, 22 November, 2008

This weekend sees the anniversary of two very different events, one day apart and both having formed a niche in cultural identities.

The first and possibly most famous was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, an event which has almost spawned an industry of conspiracy theorists and counter-theorists.

The second, a day later, and actually delayed by news of the first still coming through from the US, was the first screening of an unusual little TV show called Doctor Who.

Both days are remembered for very different reasons though both have made significant impacts on their spheres of influence.

Join Edward Pearse in a remembrance of music from the 60s.


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Elrik Merlin November 22, 2008 at 08:53

Dr Who was not actually delayed by the Kennedy assassination announcement. The first episode went out at 5:15 pm on November 23, 1963, as planned.

However that first episode was repeated the following week, followed back-to-back by the second - which is when I watched it!

It has been suggested that the repeat was prompted by attention to the series being compromised by the assassination reports: however it is perhaps more likely that someone in BBC Drama or Light Entertainment thought they might be on to something big with the show and broadcast the first episode again so those who had missed it (like me) could catch up.


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