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Man Alive: What is a Happening?

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A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives.
Reporters: Angela Huth, Jeremy James, John Percival, Trevor Philpott, Desmond Wilcox

This week: What is a Happening?
...and who are the Beautiful People? What is it like to live - and not sleep - a 'fourteen-hour Technicolour Dream'? Seven thousand English people went through a night of psychedelic experience at Alexandra Palace finding out. So did three Man Alive film crews and their reporters. There were never less than three pop groups playing; there were inflatable plastic events; mountains of bananas; concerts of coloured lights. The organisers made a profit and the message of love, beauty, peace, and gentleness was spread. Whether you are square or groovy, way out or mellow yellow, you ought to try and understand-it seems there are going to be more.

Contributors

Director: Julian Jacottet
Director: Richard Thomas
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

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Man Alive: What is a Happening?

BBC Two England, 17 May 1967 20.05






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