BBC 1963: May.

BBC News: Climber Jim Whittaker retraces historic Everest ascent
"On May 1, 1963, Jim Whittaker climbed into history, becoming the first American to reach the highest point on Earth - the summit of Mount Everest. Fifty years later, he is still one of the most highly regarded mountaineers of all time. Last year, at the age of 83, he returned to the mountain with his family. Now aged 84, he looks back at his historic climb and the perspective he gained from standing at 29,000ft (8,848m)."

David Bailey - Recreation of an Iconic Photograph
"Photographer Rankin recreates a famous photographic image. He works alongside David Bailey on the famous 1963 Vogue picture of model Jean Shrimpton using 60s photographic technology."

Adventure: Quest under Capricorn
"David Attenborough visits the Northern Territory of Australia"

Panorama: Race riots in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963
"American scientific advancement is contrasted with the more primitive problem of racial antagonism. British reporter Robin Day details the large presence of Federal troops in Birmingham, Alabama, as a result of violence between police and demonstrators, including school children, who were trying to force desegregation in Birmingham. Robin Day also reports from a meeting in a church where a fiery speaker demands action. First broadcast in Panorama on 13 May 1963."

Panorama: Desegregation in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963
"British reporters interview Martin Luther King on the non-violent campaign to desegregate Birmingham, Alabama, USA, in 1963. Martin Luther King responds to a series of questions about the involvement of school children in protests. He expresses his views on the actions of the US government to bring about desegregation and other improvements in civil rights. His questions are put to the Attorney General in clip 5232. First broadcast in Panorama on 13 May 1963."

Panorama: Views of the Civil Rights Law in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963
"Eugene Connor, Public Safety Commissioner, is interviewed by British news reporter Robin Day on his views about the Civil Rights campaigns taking place in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963. This is followed and contrasted with an interview with Martin Luther King in which he refuses to criticise Connor, but to some extent expresses sympathy for him and uses his opponent's views as a platform to explain his own non-violent approach. The two interviews were first broadcast in Panorama on 13 May 1963 and Encounter on 23 December 1964."

Witness: Race riots in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963
"Robin Day reports on the 1963 civil rights demonstrations in Birmingham, Alabama for Panorama. In the spring of 1963, Martin Luther King organised a large-scale protest campaign in Birmingham, Alabama, where Governor George Wallace had declared his total support for segregation. There was serious violence - the Alabama state police brutally attacked the marchers, using fire hoses, dogs, and tear gas - King and other leaders were arrested."

Panorama: Civil Rights: Alabama 1963
"In 1963, BBC reporter Robin Day reported for Panorama from Birmingham, Alabama. At the time, the US deep south was at the centre of the civil rights struggle of African-Americans. In the middle of a lengthy campaign of protest, headed by Martin Luther King, Day discovered just how deep racial segregation was and how the pressure brought by King and others eventually forced the local government to change the city's discrimination laws. This is an abridged version of Panorama which was first broadcast on 13 May 1963."

The Beatles live in Cardiff, 1963
"The Beatles performed at the Capitol Cinema, where they returned on two other occasions. Also on the bill, in order of appearance, were the Terry Young Six, Ian Crawford, Louise Cordet, David Macbeth, Gerry and the Pacemakers, comedian Erkey Grant, and Roy Orbison."

Pavarotti: 50 years since singer's forgotten UK debut
"Nan Murray and Margaret Smyth return to the Grand Opera House in Belfast 50 years after they performed there with Luciano Pavarotti. Peter Coulter reports for BBC Newsline."

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