Remembering Winston Churchill | Tributes to a legendary statesman and a wartime hero
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 24 January 1965
DURATION | 25 minutes 18 seconds
As the chimes of Big Ben strike 8.00pm, Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson speaks from 10 Downing Street to lead the tributes to Winston Churchill. In summarising Churchill's military record and political career, Wilson concludes: 'The words and deeds of Winston Churchill will form part of the rich heritage of our nation and for our times for as long as history comes to be written and to be read.' The Prime Minister is followed by Sir Alec Douglas-Home, leader of the Conservative Party, and the Rt Hon Jo Grimond, leader of the Liberal Party. The tributes conclude with Churchill's former colleague, ex-Prime Minister Harold Macmillan.
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.
Churchill's death inspires messages of condolence from world statesmen.
An interview with Churchill's oldest friend.
The life of Winston Churchill in pictures.
London pauses as the state funeral procession begins.
The approach to St Paul's Cathedral and the commencement of the service.
The conclusion of the service and the journey towards Tower Hill.
The final journey of Winston Churchill.
How Churchill's stroke was concealed from the British public.
A retrospective of 'the greatest Briton of the 20th Century'.
Churchill's speech writing methods are recalled by his principal private secretary.
Joan Bakewell meets Churchill's cook.
Donald Norbrook talks with a former private secretary to Churchill.
An interview with Churchill's bodyguard.
Remembering 'the speech that never was'.
A portrait of Sir Winston by his contemporaries.
Robin Day speaks to Anthony Eden about Churchill.
AJP Taylor appraises the successes and failures of Winston Churchill.
Churchill's secretary speaks.
Peter Dimmock shares the latest arrangements for Churchill's funeral.
Richard Dimbleby announced as sole commentator.
The procession route and Order of Service.
Richard Dimbley pays tribute to his producer for the Churchill state funeral broadcast.
Commentator thanks colleague for his letters about Churchill's funeral.
This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.