The History Show

The History Show

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The History Show Sunday 28 May 2017

The History Show 28th May 2017

The History Show 28th May 2017

This week, we’re winding the clocks back fifty years to 1967: the year of the Summer of Love, the first colour TV broadcast; anti-Vietnam War protests: Jackie Kennedy's visit to Ireland: the Six Day War in the Middle East; the start of free secondary education in Ireland; homosexuality decriminalised in Britain; and Celtic’s "Lisbon Lions".

We feature archive of, among others, Ian Paisley, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Senator Bobby Kennedy, King Constantine II, in exile from Greece, and our own Finance Minister, Charles Haughey.

There’s music from Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles and the Dubliners - as chosen by our three guests who are: historian, Kate O’Malley from the Royal Irish Academy’s Documents on Irish Foreign Policy project; archivist, Catriona Crowe;  and UCC Sociologist, Niamh Hourigan.

Eamon Dunphy on the 'Lisbon Lions'

Eamon Dunphy on the 'Lisbon Lions'

In sport, 1967 was the year of the underdog.  Elsewhere on the show, we’ll be mentioning the Grand National win of the 100-1 outsider, Foinavon.  But, in soccer, it was an exceptional year with a famous Celtic team earning an unlikely place in the history books, and the monikor, ‘The Lisbon Lions’.  RTÉ Soccer analyst, Eamon Dunphy - who was playing for Millwall that year - remembers.

Harvey O'Brien on The Graduate

Harvey O'Brien on The Graduate

1967 was also the year that the classic film The Graduate was released.  It’s famous for launching the career of Dustin Hoffman; for the soundtrack of Simon & Garfunkle; and for much more beside – as Harvey O’Brien, who teaches Film Studies at UCD, has been reflecting.

Jackie Kennedy's visit to Waterford

Jackie Kennedy's visit to Waterford

In June of 1967, Jackie Kennedy and her children arrived in Ireland for a visit, less than four years after her husband’s assassination.  Orla Rapple took a visit to the Waterford house that was Jackie Kennedy’s holiday home for four weeks that summer.

About The Show

Bringing the past to life! Discover how our world was shaped as Myles Dungan and guests explore events ranging from medieval times to the recent past.

We want to help explain ourselves to ourselves. We will search out fresh angles on familiar topics, seek out the unfamiliar and will not shy away from bizarre or controversial issues. Our ultimate goal is to make The History Show the primary port of call for those with an intense or even a modest interest in the subject. We want to entice the casual and the curious to join us in celebrating the past.

Our aim is to create informative, reflective, stimulating and above all, entertaining radio.

Join us on Sundays from 6.05pm for The History Show with Myles Dungan on RTÉ Radio 1.

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When I'M Sixty Four

When I'M Sixty Four

The Beatles

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