Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at some of the stories, events and issues which made the headlines 50 years ago today. A number of anti-Jewish demonstrations on the streets of Liverpool and Manchester end in violence. Producer Lindsay Leonard
The final part of Zenna Henderson 's tale, dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska. Lea is beginning to know the strange folk of the Canyon. with Billy Riddoch. Raymond Short and Michael Percevel-Maxwell
Director Hamish Wilson
By Jeff Young. Charismatic gangleader Pete is obsessed with all things Italian, particularly the killing of film-maker Pasolini.
Director Melanie Harris
In Eastern Europe it is a symbol of freedom. In Latin America it means hard work and oppression for those who grow it. It is celebrated in song, art and verse. It is used as a surrealist icon and a racist symbol. Fintan O'Toole peels this extraordinary fruit to reveal the comedies and tragedies trapped inside its yellow skin.
Producer Mary Price Repeat
Six programmes in which two close family members give an insight into the unique relationship that exists between them.
2: Theatre and film director Sir Peter
Hall and his son, television producer Christopher Hall. Sir Peter's obsession for work is so strong that he remembers all family events by the production he was working on at the time - Christopher was born between rehearsals of Tennessee Williams's play Camino Real. It is a trait that endears him to his son but not always to his wives.
Producer John Holmes
Written and narrated by Fay Weldon. A four-part series set in a sixties
London where love triumphs over lust, and goodwill over satanic forces. 1: Clifford, the whizz kid of Leonardo's
Art House, meets Helen, the artist's daughter.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin Repeat
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