The 1960s and 70s was a time of great cultural blossoming when, following the austerity of the post war years, a new generation of musicians, poets, artists and authors set the world alight. But it was also a time when people started asking new questions, questions that hadn’t been asked before and by and large, questions which remain unanswered to this day. Join me, Professor Brian Cox, particle physicist and keyboard player for D:Ream as I investigate “The Great Mysteries of the Sixties and Seventies”.
Who put the bomp in the bomp bah bomp bah bomp?
Who put the ram in the rama lama ding dong?
Join Brian has he investigates this perennial mystery. Brian follows clues leading to the God Ram, the seventh incarnation of Vishnu, and the Dalai Lama.
Whatever happened to all the heroes?
All the Shakespearoes?
Brian compares the great leaders of the past – Lenin, Trotsky, and Churchill, with today’s crop of David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg and asks ‘is there really much difference?’
We built this city on Rock and Roll.
Brian questions the suitability of Rock and Roll as a substrate for a large metropolis and visits Aberdeen, a city built on Rock, to see how they have got on.
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