The Summer of Love
documentary / 9.00pm / BBC4
in 1967, revolution was in the air. In Haight-ashbury, a small suburb of San Francisco, the counter-culture movement was beginning to form, fuelled by radical ideas, LSD and music. It culminated in the famed Summer of Love, which saw up to 100,000 young people create their own utopia in San Francisco, fundamentally changing youth consciousness for ever.
This two-part documentary tells the story of that summer. After the war, a free-thinking German naturalist cult, Lebensreform, brought their ideas to California, where they mixed with maverick British thinkers, such as Aldous Huxley, student activists and war protestors – and, of course, LSD.
Peace and love!