Remembering Winston Churchill | Tributes to a legendary statesman and a wartime hero
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'.
Recollections of the wit and wisdom of Winston Churchill.
A wartime adviser to Churchill, Field Marshal Alanbrooke, discusses his diaries.
Celebrating the life of Winston Churchill.
Prime Minister Harold Wilson and fellow statesmen pay their respects to Churchill.
The life of Winston Churchill in pictures.
London pauses as the state funeral procession begins.
The conclusion of the service and the journey towards Tower Hill.
The final journey of Winston Churchill.
A retrospective of 'the greatest Briton of the 20th Century'.
Churchill's speech writing methods are recalled by his principal private secretary.
Donald Norbrook talks with a former private secretary to Churchill.
Remembering 'the speech that never was'.
A portrait of Sir Winston by his contemporaries.
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