Remembering Winston Churchill | Tributes to a legendary statesman and a wartime hero
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 30 January 1965
DURATION | 65 minutes 36 seconds
The third part of the coverage of the state funeral of Churchill begins with a lesson delivered by the New Zealand Deacon of London. Once the service has ended, the second part of the procession begins, with the bells of St Paul's ringing across the City of London. The coffin is carried east along Cannon Street towards the Tower of London. Meanwhile, for the benefit of BBC viewers at home, the senior statesman of the British Commonwealth, the Prime Minister of Australia, Sir Robert Menzies, delivers a eulogy from the crypt of St Paul's.
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Throughout 1965, Richard Dimbleby provided his distinctive commentary for such state occasions as Queen Elizabeth's visit to Germany, the Trooping of the Colour, the service commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Arts Festival. He continued to present 'Panorama' and filed reports from New York and Japan. On 5 November that year, he finally went public with the sad news that he had cancer, a secret he'd been living with for more than five years and which few of his friends and colleagues had been aware of. Richard Dimbleby died on 22 December 1965. His memorial service was held at Westminster Abbey.
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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