Pink Floyd in Summer In The Sixties celebration
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 23 May 2004

A new double CD, Summer In The Sixties, was released worldwide on the Virgin TV/EMI label on May 17th. The CD includes See Emily Play by Pink Floyd amongst some fifty tracks for those nostalgia fiends. It has been brought out to accompany a major season of programmes on BBC Four, a UK digital cable and satellite channel.

For Summer in the Sixties, airing this June, BBC Four revisits the era to take a look at the truth and the reality of the Sixties; to celebrate and reanalyse key historical and cultural moments of the decade and to give viewers a great big slice of these psychedelic, creative and turbulent times.

It is BBC Four's biggest season ever and covers art, music, style, drama, TV, politics, sport and film. Broad-ranging, the season offers everything from classic programmes like the whole series of The Prisoner, to films such as Alfie and A Hard Day's Night to brand new documentaries exploring themes such as the truth behind the 'golden age' of television, gay rights in the era and issues of race.

Other music related programmes are to be confirmed but scheduling includes the film A Hard Day's Night and archive programmes such as The Stones in the Park and The Sounds of the Sixties, in which it is hoped that early footage of Pink Floyd will appear. We'll obviously keep you posted...