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Remembering Winston Churchill | Tributes to a legendary statesman and a wartime hero

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Voted by BBC viewers the greatest of all Britons in 2002, Winston Churchill remains a symbol of valiant defiance against adversity. Twice prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, he led the Allied forces towards their 'finest hour' and his funeral saw the largest gathering of world dignitaries ever assembled.

The state funeral of Winston Churchill is at the heart of this collection, which also includes personal memories of a man whose loss was deeply felt when he died, aged 90, on 24 January 1965. Each programme is a tribute to the man who claimed to have 'nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat'.

Remembering Winston Churchill Collection

Sir Alan P Herbert

Report from Britain

Sir Alan P Herbert

RECORDED 1954
9 MINUTES

Recollections of the wit and wisdom of Winston Churchill.

Lord Alanbrooke.

The Alanbrooke Diaries

BROADCAST 1957
29 MINUTES

A wartime adviser to Churchill, Field Marshal Alanbrooke, discusses his diaries.

Winston Churchill.

Obituary: Winston Spencer Churchill 1874 - 1965

BROADCAST 1965
49 MINUTES

Celebrating the life of Winston Churchill.

Harold Wilson

Tributes to Churchill

BROADCAST 1965
25 MINUTES

Prime Minister Harold Wilson and fellow statesmen pay their respects to Churchill.

Winston Churchill smoking a cigar.

Tonight

Bernard Baruch

BROADCAST 1965
4 MINUTES

An interview with Churchill's oldest friend.

Richard Dimbleby

Panorama

Tributes to Churchill

BROADCAST 1965
35 MINUTES

Churchill's death inspires messages of condolence from world statesmen.

Winston Churchill.

Homage to a Great Man: Sir Winston Churchill

BROADCAST 1965
32 MINUTES

The life of Winston Churchill in pictures.

The Royal Marines escort Winston Churchill's coffin towards St Paul's Cathedral.

The State Funeral of Sir Winston Churchill

Part 1

BROADCAST 1965
58 MINUTES

London pauses as the state funeral procession begins.

Winston Churchill's coffin is carried up the steps of St Paul's Cathedral.

The State Funeral of Sir Winston Churchill

Part 2

BROADCAST 1965
56 MINUTES

The approach to St Paul's Cathedral and the commencement of the service.

Winston Churchill's coffin is carried out from St Paul's Cathedral.

The State Funeral Of Sir Winston Churchill

Part 3

BROADCAST 1965
66 MINUTES

The conclusion of the service and the journey towards Tower Hill.

Churchill's coffin is escorted across the Thames.

The State Funeral of Sir Winston Churchill

Part 4

BROADCAST 1965
69 MINUTES

The final journey of Winston Churchill.

Winston Churchill

PM

Winston Churchill's Stroke

BROADCAST 1970
4 MINUTES

How Churchill's stroke was concealed from the British public.

The statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square, London.

Personality And Power

BROADCAST 1970
28 MINUTES

A retrospective of 'the greatest Briton of the 20th Century'.

Winston Churchill's desk.

Sir John Martin

RECORDED c. 1973
8 MINUTES

Churchill's speech writing methods are recalled by his principal private secretary.

The door to 10 Downing Street.

Times Remembered: Below Stairs

Georgina Landemare

BROADCAST 1973
10 MINUTES

Joan Bakewell meets Churchill's cook.

The statue of Churchill in Parliament Square.

Someone in Particular

Sir John Martin

BROADCAST 1973
44 MINUTES

Donald Norbrook talks with a former private secretary to Churchill.

Edmund Murray, Winston Churchill's bodyguard.

Points West

Churchill's Bodyguard

BROADCAST 1974
4 MINUTES

An interview with Churchill's bodyguard.

Winston Churchill smiling.

Sir Robert Scott

RECORDED 1974
11 MINUTES

Remembering 'the speech that never was'.

Winston Churchill.

Churchill, The Man I Knew

BROADCAST 1974
44 MINUTES

A portrait of Sir Winston by his contemporaries.

Lord Avon.

Newsday

Lord Avon

BROADCAST 1974
21 MINUTES

Robin Day speaks to Anthony Eden about Churchill.

AJP Taylor

The War Lords

Churchill

BROADCAST 1976
30 MINUTES

AJP Taylor appraises the successes and failures of Winston Churchill.

A file from Churchill's war rooms.

Newsnight

Churchill's Secretary

BROADCAST 2007
6 MINUTES

Churchill's secretary speaks.

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