Remembering Winston Churchill | Tributes to a legendary statesman and a wartime hero
CHANNEL | BBC 2
FIRST BROADCAST | 05 December 1974
DURATION | 20 minutes 51 seconds
To mark the centenary of Winston Churchill's birth, Lord Avon (Anthony Eden) talks about his friendship with Churchill and provides a glimpse behind the legend. From his own early days as Foreign Secretary to his role within the wartime coalition, Eden saw Churchill at work from close quarters and remembers him as possessing a great sense of humour, something that he feels has been missed in dramatic portrayals of the man.
Robin Day makes reference to a TV series that had recently been broadcast. 'Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill' was made by Thames for ITV and starred Lee Remick and Ronald Pickup as Churchill's parents, with Warren Clarke as young Winston.
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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