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

Panorama | Tributes to Churchill

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

CHANNEL | BBC 1

FIRST BROADCAST | 25 January 1965

DURATION | 35 minutes 17 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1965

Synopsis

As viewers come to terms with the loss of a great British hero, Richard Dimbleby hosts a collection of tributes to Winston Churchill from his friends and colleagues. Contributions come from Churchill's Foreign Secretary Lord Avon (formerly Anthony Eden, his successor as Prime Minister), Lord Mountbatten, the Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson, Governor Harriman of the US State Department and former Prime Minister of France Paul Reynaud. The programme concludes with an item from an earlier edition of 'Panorama' on Churchill's life.

Did you know?

The report from a previous 'Panorama' that ends this programme comes from an edition broadcast on 27 July 1964. The report by Michael Barratt marked Churchill's last day in the House of Commons as the great man retired from public life.

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