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

Homage to a Great Man: Sir Winston Churchill

The life of Winston Churchill in pictures.

CHANNEL | BBC 1

FIRST BROADCAST | 30 January 1965

DURATION | 31 minutes 33 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1965

Synopsis

This 'anthology' of pictures, poetry and prose tells the story of Winston Churchill's life and work. Richard Dimbleby narrates the film, with assistance from actors including Laurence Olivier and Jack Hawkins.

Did you know?

This tribute to Winston Churchill aired on BBC1 at 8.30am and began the BBC's coverage on the morning of his state funeral. Due to the short time between Churchill's death and the broadcast, the 'Radio Times' produced a special commemorative issue that omitted listings for the Saturday. Instead, a map of the funeral procession's route was published.

Contributors

Contributor
John Glen
Contributor
Jack Hawkins
Contributor
Laurence Olivier
Contributor
Mary Laura Wood
Contributor
Subject of programme
Hal Burton
Producer

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