Remembering Winston Churchill | Tributes to a legendary statesman and a wartime hero
CHANNEL | World Service
FIRST BROADCAST | 23 November 1974
DURATION | 43 minutes 46 seconds
This programme was produced by the World Service to commemorate the centenary of Churchill's birth. Interviews from a variety of sources reveal Churchill's complex and fascinating nature. Contributors include Anthony Eden, Lord Boothby, Lady Astor and the painter Paul Maze, Churchill's friend, who describes him as a 'true artist'.
Paul Maze was born in Normandy in 1887. He served with both the British and French armies during World War I and met Winston Churchill in the trenches. They became life-long friends and Maze, a renowned artist, encouraged Churchill to develop his drawing and painting techniques.
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.
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