From Emmy®-winning executive producer J.J. Abrams, based on the best-selling novel by acclaimed author Stephen King, comes an eight part mystery thriller: 11.22.63 premiering on Sunday 10th April 9pm on FOX.

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy was killed, and the world changed. What if you could change it back?  Starring James Franco as Jake Epping, an ordinary school teacher from 2016 who is set the unthinkable task to go back in time and save JFK. Jake Epping goes back in time to 1960 in 11.22.63 and has three years to investigate the JFK assassination.  Going back he commented how great the food tasted compared to 2016 (maybe all the added sugar in the US?!?) we take a look at the differences between then and now.

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In the UK in 1960…

You could buy a loaf of sliced bread for the equivalent of 5p.

The average house price was £2,530! (*Ahem* checks credit card balance).

Footballers were paid maximum wage of £50 a week.

The most popular baby names in the UK were David and Mary.

You could go on a 2 week Thomson package holiday to Spain for £29.

The debut episode of Coronation Street was screened in December, beginning what was supposed to be only a 16-part drama series.

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In 1963…

Harold Macmillan (Conservative) was Prime Minister until 18 October 1963, followed by Alec Douglas-Home (Conservative).

The Great Escape, The Birds, From Russia With Love and The Pink Panther all had huge success at the box office.

TV shows you might have enjoyed watching included: Lassie, Dixon of Dock Green, Opportunity Knocks and The Flintstones.

The most popular baby names in the U.S. were Michael and Lisa.

1963 saw the beginning of Beatlemania as the fab four released their first album Please Please Me.

Doctor Who was aired for the first time on the BBC.

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On the 22nd November 1963…

JFK was assassinated.

C.S Lewis, the author of the Narnia Chronicles, died.

Novelist Aldous Huxley who was best known for Brave New World, set in a dystopian London, also died.

The number one song in the UK was Gerry and the Pacemakers, You’ll Never Walk Alone.

The number one movie at the US box office –was The Incredible Journey.  It is the story of three pets as they travel 300 miles through the Canadian wilderness searching for their beloved masters. The film was re-made in 1993 titled Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey.

 

11.22.63 premieres on Sunday 10th April 9pm on FOX