Remembering Winston Churchill | Tributes to a legendary statesman and a wartime hero
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 30 January 1965
DURATION | 68 minutes 34 seconds
In the fourth and final section of the broadcast of the state funeral of Winston Churchill, the procession passes the Tower of London, crosses the Thames and reaches Waterloo Station, from where the coffin will be taken by train to its final resting place. The 34th President of the United States, General Dwight D Eisenhower, delivers a personal tribute to his late friend. The end of this section also shows the moment when the state funeral ends and the private funeral begins, on a jetty of the south bank of the Thames.
View the first part of this programme.
The Duke of Norfolk, who was responsible for the organisation of all major state occasions, gave the broadcast of Churchill's funeral the codename 'Operation Hope Not'. Despite five years of intricate advance planning for the event, one tribute took the organisers and broadcasters by surprise. As the procession reached the River Thames, London's dock workers bowed their cranes in salute, as seen 23 minutes into this segment.
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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