The History Show Sunday 28 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'
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.
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