John Tusa, the former director of the BBC World Service, uses contemporary archives and music to trace what made 1968 such an important year.
He focuses on 1968’s global student unrest and its results as protests rocked France, Britain, Mexico and a number of other countries.
This documentary comes as the 40th anniversary of a year that shook the world’s rulers draws to a close.
1968 – The Year That Changed The World
Monday 8 December, 9.05am, BBC World Service